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Joshua Redman Quartet

By | 2018-01-08T00:01:02+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Grammy-nominated saxophonist Joshua Redman is one of the most esteemed and charismatic artists of his generation. His music can be challenging, provocative, and forward-thinking, but also hard-swinging, melodic, and soulful, with a strong link to the jazz idioms of the 1950s and 1960s. His quartet demands serious energy and engagement of themselves and their listeners, and [...]

Good 4 the Soul

By | 2017-12-31T00:01:05+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

This explosive four-piece outfit—led by John King on bass, with James Jackson on drums, Shaun Robinson on guitar, and Adaron“Pops”Jackson on keys—draws upon jazz, funk, fusion, gospel, and R&B repertoires to deliver a powerful and unapologetic sound that excites and thrills audiences. When this band hits the stage, there are no boundaries. The only guarantee is a night of world-class music that is Good [...]

Lea DeLaria

By | 2017-12-29T00:01:26+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her two time, SAG Award winning, stand-out role as Carrie ‘Big Boo’ Black in the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black. However, DeLaria’s multi-faceted career as a comedian, actress, and jazz musician has, in fact, spanned decades. DeLaria was the featured vocalist at the 50th [...]

A Very Manley Christmas feat. Jim Manley’s Mad Brass & Rhythm

By | 2017-12-24T00:01:27+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Jim Manley is an explosive trumpet player whose forays into the musical stratosphere are exciting and unbelievable. In the past few years, Manley has branched out as a bandleader, composer/arranger, and clinician, maintaining a busy playing schedule with nearly 4,500 engagements in the last 15 years. For these special Bistro shows, Manley has put together a [...]

Jazz St. Louis Big Band Plays Ellington’s Nutcracker

By | 2017-12-22T00:01:05+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Celebrate the Holidays with a special showcase of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite performed by the Jazz St. Louis Big Band. These jazz interpretations of Tchaikovsky’s ballet, arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, feature tunes like “Sugar Rum Cherry” (taking the place of “Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy”) and “Peanut Brittle Brigade” (taking the place of the [...]

Take 6

By | 2017-12-17T00:01:36+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Take 6 is the most awarded a cappella group in history, with ten Grammy awards and a countless number of other awards, honors, and recognitions. Recently celebrating their 25th anniversary, the group heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet!”, is the quintessential a cappella group and the model for vocal genius. [...]

Freddy Cole Quintet Featuring Harry Allen

By | 2017-12-12T09:17:37+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Recognized as one of the great practitioners of American song, vocalist and pianist Freddy Cole is widely regarded as one of the most influential singers in jazz. Growing up in a musical household that included his older brother Nat “King” Cole, visits from the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Lionel Hampton were common. Cole [...]

JANE MONHEIT

By | 2017-12-05T06:33:24+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

A leading light in both the jazz and cabaret worlds since emerging as a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institute’s 1998 vocal competition, Jane Monheit is blessed with “a voice of phenomenal beauty” (Stephen Holden, New York Times). Monheit’s quick popularity with her first albums can be seen as a contributing factor in the resurgence of [...]

Cool Together–Kids Rock Cancer Benefit Concert

By | 2017-12-05T06:33:29+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Words and Music of Al Hammerman, featuring Alan Ox, Erin Bode, Brian Owens, and Arvell Keithley 6-7pm VIP Early Access 7:15pm Doors Open 7:30pm Concert $100 includes drinks and hors d'oeuvres during concert plus post-concert reception with dessert and open bar. $150 also includes VIP Early Access with open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Complimentary valet parking [...]

JEREMY DAVENPORT

By | 2017-12-05T06:33:34+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Jeremy Davenport infuses a unique style of storytelling with original lyrics and music, creating not only a modern edge, but also a feeling reminiscent of the time when jazz was at its peak of popularity. Davenport, a St. Louis native, studied and played with members and guests of the Symphony, which included an early introduction to [...]