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Benny Green Trio

By | 2018-02-25T00:02:41+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Benny Green possesses the history of jazz at his fingertips. He developed his mastery of the keyboard with decades of real-world experience in the star-making bands of three of the most masterful musicians of the last half century: singer Betty Carter, drummer Art Blakey, and bassist Ray Brown. More recently, Green has been known to take [...]

Alicia Olatuja

By | 2018-02-18T00:01:10+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Originally from St. Louis, Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor. She first came into the national spotlight in 2013, whilst performing as the featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Barack Obama’s Second Inauguration. Shortly thereafter, she assembled her own jazz-based ensemble and recorded her [...]

Jazz Memories of Michael Jackson

By | 2018-02-10T22:00:03+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Since jazz’s inception, the greatest artists have borrowed repertoire from the popular songbook of the times in order to connect their artistry with a substantial audience. Inspired by the magic, message and moral of Michael Jackson’s musical legacy, The People’s Key will spotlight a collection of his most celebrated pieces, cleverly infusing familiar tones from the classic [...]

Keyon Harrold

By | 2018-02-08T22:00:05+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Raised in Ferguson, Missouri, Keyon has developed a reputation as one of the world's most sought-after, emotionally electric young trumpeters on the scene. A graduate from the famous Mannes Jazz Program at the New School University, Keyon is an eclectic trumpeter/music producer/arranger/songwriter that who has been featured on nearly 100 albums ranging from jazz, R&B, pop, gospel, [...]

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

By | 2018-02-03T00:01:14+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Virtuosic and playful, pianist Cyrus Chestnut’s hard swinging, soulful sounds have become a staple in the jazz community. Blending contemporary jazz, traditional jazz, and gospel, Chestnut gives himself plenty of freedom to explore different emotions while keeping his music in form. His lush chords, playful grace notes, worshipful tremolos, and effortless runs up and down the [...]

Maceo Parker

By | 2018-01-27T22:00:09+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Exclusively Sponsored by World Wide Technology and The Steward Family Foundation Maceo Parker embodies the legacy of soul and funk music like no other musician can. Always at the forefront, Maceo has been a common thread in the history of funk — helping to pioneer the sound of the genre in collaborations alongside seminal icons like [...]

Juice Box Jazz

By | 2018-01-21T22:04:46+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 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. This is [...]

The Bad Plus

By | 2018-01-21T00:01:09+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

After 17 years together and a decade-long tradition with Jazz St. Louis, The Bad Plus announced a major change in the band’s infrastructure last spring. Longtime pianist Ethan Iverson will be leaving the group, with Philadelphia native Orrin Evans joining the band in 2018. With Iverson’s final engagement set for December 2017, bassist Reid Anderson and [...]

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 [...]