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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, [...]

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 [...]

JazzU Big Band

By | 2017-12-27T18:07:50+00:00 October 16th, 2017|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 [...]

John Scofield Joe Lovano Quartet

By | 2017-12-19T17:50:49+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 [...]

Kevin Bowers – NOVA

By | 2017-12-27T18:07:40+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Events|

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 [...]

Songs of Freedom

By | 2017-12-20T17:13:27+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Events|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 | 2017-12-27T17:55:24+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Events|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. [...]