Freddy Cole Quintet ft. Houston Person

October 23-27

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

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."

Upcoming Shows

APR. 8
1959: The Year that Changed Jazz
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1959: The Year that Changed Jazz

featuring author, Ashley Kahn

THIS EVENT IS A PART OF OUR WHITAKER JAZZ SPEAKS: PERFORMANCE & AUTHOR SERIES

The year 1959 was arguably the most creative year jazz had ever seen. As musicians began breaking away from BeBop and exploring new experimental forms, four albums were released that year that are now widely recognized as the most influential in history. Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue, Dave Brubeck’s Time Out, Charles Mingus’s Mingus Ah Um, and Ornette Coleman’s The Shape of Jazz to Come, represented new directions in music that influenced the course of jazz in every aspect. Author, Ashley Kahn, returns to Jazz St. Louis to explore this influential year in jazz, followed by an all-star performance, led by bassist Bob DeBoo.

Wednesday, April 8

Jazz St. Louis
3536 Washington Ave
St. Louis, MO 63103
doors open at 6pm, program to commence at 7 pm

COST: Free

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APR. 10-11
Bryan Carter, Roxy Coss, & Riley Mulherkar
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Lauded by Wynton Marsalis as a “rising jazz artist”, trumpeter Riley Mulherkar returns for his second residency, this time with tenor saxophonist Roxy Coss who was praised by All About Jazz for her “perfect balance of lyricism and intensity…”. Holding down the rhythm section is Bryan Carter, a graduate of the Julliard School, who is an alumnus of the bands of Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Barron, and Kurt Elling.

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APR. 15-19
Harold López-Nussa

APR 21
Bach, Blues, and Bernstein

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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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