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David Sanborn Jazz Quintet

By | 2018-03-16T15:52:22+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Categories: Events|Tags: |

David Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum. Having inspired countless other musicians, Dave has worked in many genres which typically blend instrumental pop, R&B and traditional jazz. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but has been playing the saxophone since before [...]

JazzU Big Band

By | 2018-03-16T18:08:00+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Categories: Events|Tags: |

For nearly a decade, the JazzU program has identified the top middle and high school jazz talent in the St. Louis area and focused on teaching improvisation in a small-group setting. The JazzU Big Band is Jazz St. Louis’s first foray into creating an all-star student big band, which returns to Ferring Jazz Bistro stage on [...]

JazzU & Jazz St. Louis All-Stars

By | 2018-03-16T18:14:44+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Categories: Events|Tags: |

JazzU is a fun, hands-on learning experience that brings together talented middle and high school musicians for small jazz combo instruction on a weekly basis. The competitive program selected 53 emerging musicians from a pool of 130 who auditioned for the 2016-17 season. This weekend’s shows feature the top two performing ensembles in the JazzU program, [...]

Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band

By | 2017-12-19T18:34:56+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: |

If music were about pictures, percussionist Poncho Sanchez’s music would best be described as a kaleidoscopic swirl of some of the hottest colors and brightest lights to emerge from either side of the border. At any given show, fragments of Latin jazz, swing, bebop, salsa, and other infectious grooves collide and churn in a fiery swirl, [...]

Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective

By | 2018-04-19T19:35:19+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: |

This event will be performed at the Grandel and tickets can only be purchased through MetroTix.   Since top-tier jazz and multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard embarked on his solo recording career with his eponymous Columbia Records album in 1991, the New Orleans-born and – based artist has traveled many paths musically, including delivering [...]

Dawn Weber & Friends

By | 2017-12-27T18:08:55+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Events|

World-class Trumpeter. Prolific Songwriter. Stylish Vocalist. Mesmerizing, High-Energy Stage Presence. Add it up and you get only one person – Dawn Weber. The St. Louis-based artist has a background that includes extensive training in both classical trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as jazz. Weber’s style ranges from jazz, rock, r&b, swing, and salsa, to hip-hop, electronica, [...]

Route 66 Jazz Orchestra

By | 2017-12-27T18:08:47+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: |

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. Led by retired music educator Bob [...]

Terell Stafford Quintet

By | 2017-12-15T15:38:11+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: |

It’s often said that history repeats itself, but in the instance of making music, a reunion of two performers will not necessarily bring about the sounds of their collective past. Grammy-winning saxophonist/composer Joe Lovano and the equally lauded guitarist/composer John Scofield are preparing another turn together in the public eye. One of the most popular groups [...]

Peter Martin & Inner Circle

By | 2018-03-22T20:12:03+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: |

Peter Martin is an acclaimed jazz pianist, composer, arranger and educator. His touring career has taken him to six continents numerous times. In January 2011 Peter performed with a select group of jazz artists at the White House for a State Dinner hosted by President Obama, and he returned to perform for the Governor’s Dinner in February 2012 [...]

Erin Bode

By | 2018-03-16T16:02:36+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: |

"Erin Bode is the most magnificent solo performer on this planet right now." BBC Vocalist Erin Bode has a beautiful, crystal clear voice that is too exquisite to miss. She consistently wins over audiences with her sweet personality and sincere performances. For this special two-night show, Bode will revisit the music that first endeared her to St. [...]