Category Archives: Experience


Emily Wallace with the Funky Butt Horns

“The best musicians are the true storytellers. The people who need to sing in order to feel whole and treat lyrics like breaths of fresh air to the lungs of a dying soul. They climb on any stage and just play. Stage prep and theatrics are left at the door, and all you get is […]

Montez Coleman Group

Montez Coleman’s annual birthday gig features music from his debut release New Beginnings. The group encompasses everything from straight-ahead jazz to fusion, and features numerous original compositions of Coleman’s. An East St. Louis native and Belleville resident, Coleman has toured the world with some of the biggest names in jazz. A long time member of […]

Good 4 the Soul – The Music of Prince

Yes, they’re gonna do it one more time! Last summer, Good 4 the Soul lit up the Bistro in tribute to Prince during a Grand Center-wide celebration of the Purple One’s life & music. Led by John King on bass, with Adaron “Pops” Jackson on keys, James Jackson on drums, and Shaun Robinson on guitar, […]

Herbie Hancock at Powell Hall

Presented by Jazz St. Louis Sponsored by World Wide Technology & The Steward Family Foundation Now in the sixth decade of his professional life, Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been: at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music. In addition to being recognized as a legendary pianist and composer, Herbie Hancock […]

Lamar Harris – Ballad of Atlantis

The Music of the Isley Brothers After last summer’s remarkable salute to the music of Parliament Funkadelic, Lamar Harris returns to the Bistro with this one-time-only performance, flipping the music of the legendary Isley Brothers to express his vast repertoire of talents ranging from singing, trombone, and trumpet.  Call it funky, call it jazzy, call it […]

4th Annual Richard McDonnell Scholarship Concert

Jazz St. Louis is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Richard McDonnell Memorial Scholarship Concert at The Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz and The Ferring Jazz Bistro, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 7:30PM. Through the education programs at Jazz St. Louis, students gain access to training from some of the world’s most influential […]

Jackson, Slaughter, Reece, & Coleman

A swinging time will be had by all, as four of St. Louis’s premier artists join forces for the first time ever on the Bistro stage.  This powerhouse quartet will surely put everyone in a good mood, throwing back sounds reminiscent of classic groups like Jimmy Smith & Stanley Turrentine, Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff, […]


Jazz St. Louis Gala

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