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APR. 18

Whitaker Jazz Speaks Series | Harlem’s Renaissance

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 [...]

APR. 8

Juice Box Jazz

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 [...]

APR. 11 - 14

Songs of Freedom

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 [...]

APR. 20-21

Kevin Bowers – NOVA

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. [...]

APR. 24

Bach & Jazz

One part Bach and one part jazz, shaken-not-stirred. The ultimate composer’s most familiar melodies presented in a jazz style! Featuring guitarist Steve Schenkel, pianist Kim Portnoy and vocalist Erin Bode.

APR. 25 - 28

John Scofield Joe Lovano Quartet

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 [...]

APR. 29

JazzU Big Band

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 [...]

MAY 09 - 12

Terell Stafford Quintet

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 [...]

MAY 17

Route 66 Jazz Orchestra

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 [...]

MAY 18-19

Dawn Weber & Friends

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 [...]

MISSION

Jazz St. Louis is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to lead our community
in advancing the uniquely American art of jazz through live performance, education and outreach

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