Upcoming Shows

FEB. 22 & 23
A Salute to Richard Henderson
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Swingin’ at the Bistro: A Salute to Richard Henderson

featuring:

Montez Coleman, drums

Bob DeBoo, bass
Danny Campbell, trumpet
Peter Schlamb, vibraphone
Eric Slaughter, guitar
Kendrick Smith, saxophone
Matt Villinger, piano & keyboards
Adam Maness, piano & keyboards (Saturday, Feb. 23 ONLY)

In December of 2018, the jazz community lost Richard Henderson, a pillar for jazz for 8 decades. Henderson, the beloved Jazz Guru, never missed an opportunity to not only celebrate this music but to share it with others, especially young people. He made sure the history of the music was appreciated & kept alive. Henderson spent a lifetime sharing records, videos, photos, and stories with young musicians, providing inspiration and guidance to those looking to further carry the legacy of jazz. No matter the situation, he was always ready with a smile, an invitation to come join him in his incredibly hip world.  Jazz St. Louis brings together some of Henderson’s favorite St. Louis based performers for an all-star weekend of swing in remembrance of a dear friend.

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FEB. 24
Juice Box Jazz
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FEBRUARY 24TH
SOPHISTICATED BABIES

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. Sessions also include juice boxes and snacks, jazz-inspired arts & crafts, and yoga to get your little ones up and moving. The dress is casual. This is a must-do activity for those weekend winter afternoons!

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FEB 27 - MAR 3
Anat Cohen Quartet

MAR 6 & 7
Marilyn Maye : It’s Better with a Big Band
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Marilyn Maye : It’s Better with a Big Band

Co-Presented with The Cabaret Project of St. Louis
Contemporary Cabaret Series Sponsored by Jackson Advocates LLC
Lead Sponsor Steward Family Foundation
Co-Sponsored by Brenda Mainer & Bob Wetzel

Marilyn Maye is at the top of her game. After thrilling audiences last season she returns with a 17-piece Big Band in a show she recently premiered to raves at Jazz at Lincoln Center. A veteran of 76 appearances on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show, the Grammy- nominated Maye has recordings in the Smithsonian, was one of Ella Fitzgerald’s favorite singers and is currently the toast of New York’s top nightclubs. Marilyn and her Big Band are guaranteed to blow the roof off of the place.

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FEB. 22 & 23

A Salute to Richard Henderson

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Swingin’ at the Bistro: A Salute to Richard Henderson

featuring:

Montez Coleman, drums

Bob DeBoo, bass
Danny Campbell, trumpet
Peter Schlamb, vibraphone
Eric Slaughter, guitar
Kendrick Smith, saxophone
Matt Villinger, piano & keyboards
Adam Maness, piano & keyboards (Saturday, Feb. 23 ONLY)

In December of 2018, the jazz community lost Richard Henderson, a pillar for jazz for 8 decades. Henderson, the beloved Jazz Guru, never missed an opportunity to not only celebrate this music but to share it with others, especially young people. He made sure the history of the music was appreciated & kept alive. Henderson spent a lifetime sharing records, videos, photos, and stories with young musicians, providing inspiration and guidance to those looking to further carry the legacy of jazz. No matter the situation, he was always ready with a smile, an invitation to come join him in his incredibly hip world.  Jazz St. Louis brings together some of Henderson’s favorite St. Louis based performers for an all-star weekend of swing in remembrance of a dear friend.

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FEB. 24

Juice Box Jazz

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FEBRUARY 24TH
SOPHISTICATED BABIES

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. Sessions also include juice boxes and snacks, jazz-inspired arts & crafts, and yoga to get your little ones up and moving. The dress is casual. This is a must-do activity for those weekend winter afternoons!

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MAR 6 & 7

Marilyn Maye : It’s Better with a Big Band

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Marilyn Maye : It’s Better with a Big Band

Co-Presented with The Cabaret Project of St. Louis
Contemporary Cabaret Series Sponsored by Jackson Advocates LLC
Lead Sponsor Steward Family Foundation
Co-Sponsored by Brenda Mainer & Bob Wetzel

Marilyn Maye is at the top of her game. After thrilling audiences last season she returns with a 17-piece Big Band in a show she recently premiered to raves at Jazz at Lincoln Center. A veteran of 76 appearances on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show, the Grammy- nominated Maye has recordings in the Smithsonian, was one of Ella Fitzgerald’s favorite singers and is currently the toast of New York’s top nightclubs. Marilyn and her Big Band are guaranteed to blow the roof off of the place.

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MAR 12

The Stardust Road by Hoagy Carmichael

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THE STARDUST ROAD BY HOAGY CARMICHAEL

Out of print and not available at Left Bank Books

Composer, singer, lyricist, and actor Hoagy Carmichael (1899–1981) was one of America’s most versatile songwriters, crossing the boundaries of jazz, Tin Pan Alley, blues, and film. His classic songs “Stardust,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “Heart and Soul,” and numerous others have been recorded by artists as diverse as Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, Jerry Garcia, Dizzy Gillespie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson, Charlie Parker, Paul Robeson, and Mel Tormé. This book combines for the first time Carmichael’s two autobiographies— The Stardust Road (1946) and Sometimes I Wonder (1965)—with new photos exclusive to this edition. Here you will find reminiscences of his childhood and education in Indiana; his musical collaborations with Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and Johnny Mercer; and his acting career ( To Have and Have Not, The Best Years of Our Lives, Young Man with a Horn ). More than just the story of an extraordinary life, these memoirs convey the excitement and energy of the early days of jazz.

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MAR 20

Nat King Cole

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Nat King Cole

a centennial tribute featuring Reggie Thomas, the Jazz St. Louis Big Band, and special guests

Pianist Reggie Thomas and the Jazz St. Louis Big Band team up to pay tribute to one of America’s greatest pianist and vocalist. In honor of Nat’s 100th birthday, we celebrate the legacy of a man that influenced generations of musicians and broke down racial barriers as the first black man to host an American television series. Featuring pianist Reggie Thomas and the Jazz St. Louis big band, the evening will explore Nat Cole through the music of his small groups and larger ensembles.

Please note the location of this event.

Ferring Jazz Bistro at Jazz St. Louis
3536 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103
7 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Cost: FREE

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MAR 22&23

Funky Butt Brass Band & Friends

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Funky Butt Brass Band & Friends

Funky Butt Brass Band’s shows at Jazz St. Louis have become legendary, as the band uses the opportunity to put together performances featuring new material, their extended family, and a few very special guests. Past shows have included guests such as vocalists Anita Jackson, Roland Johnson, Al Holliday and Emily Wallace, guitarist Jimmy Griffin, keyboardist Dave Grelle, percussionist Matt Henry, and saxophonist Derick Tramel. When the most explosive band in St. Louis is joined by a plethora of talented friends, it’s all we can do to keep the doors on their hinges!

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APR 5 & 6

Ron Miles & Matt Wilson

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Ron Miles & Matt Wilson

Artist Residency Program Sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts, The Clifford Willard Gaylord Foundation & Sandy
Artist Residency Performances Sponsored by American Family Insurance – Ted Wheeler Agency

 

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APR 9

A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane’s Signature Album by Ashley Kahn

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A LOVE SUPREME: THE STORY OF JOHN COLTRANE’S SIGNATURE ALBUM BY ASHLEY KAHN

Featuring Special Guest Ashley Kahn

Few albums in the canon of popular music have had the influence, resonance, and endurance of John Coltrane’s 1965 classic A Love Supreme-a record that proved jazz was a fitting medium for spiritual exploration and for the expression of the sublime. Bringing the same fresh and engaging approach that characterized his critically acclaimed Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece, Ashley Kahn tells the story of the genesis, creation, and aftermath of this classic recording. Featuring interviews with more than one hundred musicians, producers, friends, and family members; unpublished interviews with Coltrane and bassist Jimmy Garrison; and scores of never-before-seen photographs, A Love Supreme balances biography, cultural context, and musical analysis in a passionate and revealing portrait.

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APR 10

A Love Supreme: The Music & Message in John Coltrane’s Magnum Opus

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A Love Supreme: The Music and Message in John Coltrane’s Magnum Opus

featuring author, Ashley Kahn

Ashley Kahn is an American music historian, journalist, producer, and author. In addition to three Grammy nominations and one Grammy award, his two most critically acclaimed books have featured two major jazz albums, Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, and A Love Supreme by John Coltrane. In this talk, Kahn takes us on a deep dive into the mind and process of the man that gave us one of the most important recordings in jazz. One of Coltrane’s best-selling recordings, A Love Supreme has stood the test of time, and after more than 50 years, it remains his most critically acclaimed works.


Please note the location of this event.

Schlafly Library auditorium
225 N. Euclid
St. Louis, MO 63108
doors open at 6pm, program to commence at 7 pm

Cost: FREE


APR. 7

Juice Box Jazz

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APRIL 7TH
CARLOS T. BROWN JR.

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. Sessions also include juice boxes and snacks, jazz-inspired arts & crafts, and yoga to get your little ones up and moving. The dress is casual. This is a must-do activity for those weekend afternoons!

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APR 17

Louis Armstrong’s Hot 5 & Hot 7

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Louis Armstrong’s Hot 5 and Hot 7

featuring author and Director of Research and Collections for the Louis Armstrong House Museum, Ricky Riccardi

Ricky Riccardi is not only a Louis Armstrong expert, but he is also the author of What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong’s Later Years. An engaging orator, Riccardi discusses the importance and impact of Louis’s early career, focusing on two of his best-known ensembles, the Hot Five and Hot Seven. Paired with Mr. Riccardi’s talk will be a performance of the most famous material that resulted from these two ensembles.

Wednesday, April 17

Ferring Jazz Bistro at Jazz St. Louis
3536 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103
7 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Cost: FREE

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MAY 14

I Called Him Morgan – A Documentary about Lee Morgan

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I CALLED HIM MORGAN – A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT LEE MORGAN

An exploration of the relationship between jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan and his common-law wife Helen, who was implicated in his murder in 1972.

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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 community engagement.

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