Freddy Cole Quintet ft. Houston Person

October 23-27

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Co-Sponsored by Cortland Associates, Inc. & Entertainment Cruise Productions

SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW ON SALE: single tickets go on sale August 7th.

For the first time in St. Louis, these two living legends will join forces on one stage! The New York Times proclaims Freddy Cole “has an impeccable sense

of swing… he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive.” Houston Person’s lifelong relationship with the Gateway City has endeared his soulful saxophone sound to generations of listeners. This one is sure to swing the roof off the place!


"Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing… he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive."

"Whatever the accompaniment, Cole extracts the maximum from each tune asserting his stature as our greatest living jazz singer."

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JUN. 20
Route 66 Jazz Orchestra
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The Route 66 Jazz Orchestra is a 20-piece group dedicated to the preservation and promotion of “Big Band” jazz through performance, education, and community involvement. Founded in 1969 by Dr. Ron Stillwell as the Meramec Jazz Lab Band, Route 66 Jazz continues to act as jazz ambassadors for the community.

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JUN. 21-22
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JUN. 28-29
Denise Thimes
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In a career that spans over three decades, Denise Thimes has truly been one of the most cherished voices of modern jazz, and for two-nights she’ll fill the Bistro with the sounds of one our region’s best voices.

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JUN. 15, 19, 21, 23, 27 & 29
FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES: co-commissioned w. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
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Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s 2019 world premiere Fire Shut Up in My Bones, was co-commissioned by Jazz St. Louis.

One moment can change everything. When Charles discovers that his cousin has returned to his Louisiana hometown, he races home from college to confront his past. Memories and shadows surround Charles as he strives to move beyond a cycle of violence and forge a brave new path. Terence Blanchard, composer of OTSL’s sold-out hit Champion, teams up with screenwriter Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou) for a haunting, powerful, and tender coming-of-age story inspired by a memoir celebrated as “stunning” (Essence), “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), and “exquisite” (The New York Times).

Run time is 2 hours and 25 minutes with one intermission
All run times are approximate and subject to change.

 

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Jazz St. Louis is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to lead our community in advancing the uniquely American art of jazz through live performance, education and community engagement.

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