Brian Owens

By | 2018-03-22T22:00:26+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Brian Owens has crafted two distinctly different performances for his Jazz St. Louis return. On Wednesday, March 21st, Owens revisits his jazz repertoire for the first time in many years, with the Adam Maness Trio. On Thursday, March 22nd, Owens is joined by his working band, The Deacons of Soul, celebrating his newest release, The Soul of Cash, [...]

Melissa Aldana Quartet

By | 2018-03-18T00:01:07+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

At 24, Chilean-born tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana seemed to come out of nowhere to win the prestigious, hotly contested 2013 Thelonious Monk Competition. Born in Santiago, Chile she was a teenage standout on the Chilean jazz scene when an encounter with Danilo Perez left the pianist so impressed he recruited her for Berklee College of Music. [...]

Funky Butt Brass Band & Friends

By | 2018-03-10T22:00:02+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

This time...they're bringing some friends along.  Winners of 6 consecutive RFT Music Awards (Best Funk/Soul band), the Funky Butt Brass Band features some of the most talented St. Louis musicians who respect and revere the New Orleans brass band tradition, while giving the music a twist in the style of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass [...]

Marilyn Maye

By | 2018-03-09T00:02:12+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Marilyn Maye is a highly praised singer, actress, director, arranger, educator, Grammy nominated recording artist, and musical treasure. Her entire life has been committed to the art of song and performance. The award-winning Ms. Maye appeared 76 times on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson—the record for a singer. Perhaps the simplest Marilyn Maye accolade came [...]

Sean Jones Quartet

By | 2018-03-04T00:01:02+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Sean Jones returns to celebrate his new album, Live from Jazz at the Bistro, recorded here in December 2015. Jones has quickly established himself as one of the most outstanding and innovative trumpeters and composers on today’s scene. Apprenticing with such legendary figures as Jimmy Heath and Nancy Wilson, he also served as lead trumpeter with [...]

Juice Box Jazz

By | 2018-03-04T22:13:38+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|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. This [...]

Benny Green Trio

By | 2018-02-25T00:02:41+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Benny Green possesses the history of jazz at his fingertips. He developed his mastery of the keyboard with decades of real-world experience in the star-making bands of three of the most masterful musicians of the last half century: singer Betty Carter, drummer Art Blakey, and bassist Ray Brown. More recently, Green has been known to take [...]

Alicia Olatuja

By | 2018-02-18T00:01:10+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Originally from St. Louis, Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor. She first came into the national spotlight in 2013, whilst performing as the featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Barack Obama’s Second Inauguration. Shortly thereafter, she assembled her own jazz-based ensemble and recorded her [...]

Jazz Memories of Michael Jackson

By | 2018-02-10T22:00:03+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Since jazz’s inception, the greatest artists have borrowed repertoire from the popular songbook of the times in order to connect their artistry with a substantial audience. Inspired by the magic, message and moral of Michael Jackson’s musical legacy, The People’s Key will spotlight a collection of his most celebrated pieces, cleverly infusing familiar tones from the classic [...]

Keyon Harrold

By | 2018-02-08T22:00:05+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Past Shows|Tags: |

Raised in Ferguson, Missouri, Keyon has developed a reputation as one of the world's most sought-after, emotionally electric young trumpeters on the scene. A graduate from the famous Mannes Jazz Program at the New School University, Keyon is an eclectic trumpeter/music producer/arranger/songwriter that who has been featured on nearly 100 albums ranging from jazz, R&B, pop, gospel, [...]