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)
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!
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
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 5 & 6
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
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.