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Peter Martin & Inner Circle

By | 2018-05-05T23:20:38+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|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 | 2018-05-03T23:59:03+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|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. [...]

JazzU Big Band

By | 2018-04-29T22:00:12+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|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 [...]

John Scofield Joe Lovano Quartet

By | 2018-04-29T00:01:13+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|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 [...]

Kevin Bowers – NOVA

By | 2018-04-21T22:00:08+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|

Nova is the soundtrack to a movie starring Fred Astaire and Lena Horne, directed by Federico Fellini (which is a strong contender for the best movie never made).  It’s the kind of record, at least, you make as one of St. Louis’ most respected drummers, featured in Modern Drummer, fresh from releasing a well-received album with soul-punk [...]

Whitaker Jazz Speaks Series | Harlem’s Renaissance

By | 2018-04-18T20:42:10+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

During the Harlem Renaissance, jazz was the soundtrack of daily life during a time when black Americans were exploring what it meant to be both black and American. From Duke Ellington and Fats Waller to Fletcher Henderson, Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong, music permeated every aspect of existence. Compositions like Cotton Club Stomp, Harlem Airshaft, [...]

Swing For The Scholars

By | 2018-04-15T23:00:02+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Swing for the Scholars is a special concert event featuring performances, premier food and beverage, and a silent auction. All proceeds raised from this event go directly to our three scholarship programs awarded each year to young student musicians who show leadership skills and mastery of their instruments. Past scholarship recipients have gone onto prestigious institutions [...]

Songs of Freedom

By | 2018-04-15T22:01:04+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

First presented under the auspice of Jazz at Lincoln Center, the 1960s are explored through the work of three prolific artists: Joni Mitchell, Abbey Lincoln, and Nina Simone—all of whom have made an indelible mark in music. Each artist expressed freedom in various ways. Joni composed and sang about the freedom of love, Abbey expressed freedom [...]

Juice Box Jazz

By | 2018-04-08T22:16:06+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Juice Box Jazz is a three part series that will have the whole family learning and loving what jazz music is all about. Each session will celebrate a different styles of jazz through an engaging program lead by national and local musicians. Every program will include a musical performance, activity and juice box with provided snack. [...]