Jazz St. Louis Single Season Tickets 2019-2020

Fresh Faces, Fresh Sounds for Jazz St. Louis 2019-2020 Season

Jazz St. Louis at the Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz announced its 2019-2020 subscription series earlier this spring. On August 7th, jazz and live music fans at home and around the world will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to single events. Transformation is typical to jazz, and that applies to this newest season which offers a palette with different hues. “People will find it a fresh season with fresh sounds. It’s much more youthful,” Gene Dobbs Bradford, the Center’s President and CEO foreshadows. Yet, audiences will also find familiar faces and enjoy standards that have influenced generations of musicians. It’s a season to bridge gaps between young and old, and long-time listeners to the uninitiated.

Here are some reasons to be excited for this new season:

Celebrating Women In Jazz

Alicia Olatuja, one of several female artists featured in the 2019-2020 season, performs Dec. 4-8

According to Bradford, jazz is not immune to the “Me Too” movement. “Jazz and the music industry offer fewer protections for women because musicians are self-employed for the most part, and there is no HR department.” Through its education and community engagement programs (including the Representation & Responsibility series) and artist selection, Jazz St. Louis has focused on equity in the art form, and this year is no exception. “We want female jazz artists to know their voice has a platform here at Jazz St. Louis and the Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz.” Female-focused acts include:

The Manhattan Transfer Jazz St. Louis Debut

The Manhattan Transfer
The Manhattan Transfer makes its Jazz St. Louis debut April 1-5, 2020

One of the most celebrated jazz ensembles, multi award-winning Manhattan Transfer’s career spans over 4 decades. Notable collaborations include legends such as Bobby McFerrin, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Smokey Robinson, Bette Midler, Phil Collins, B.B. King, Chaka Khan, James Taylor, and Frankie Valli of the Four Seasons, as well as a tour with St. Louis favorite, Take 6. The April 1-5 dates will mark their debut at Jazz St. Louis!

The Manhattan Transfer – April 1-5

Tim Warfield
Tim Warfield debuts his Organ Trio Feb. 19-23, 2020

Familiar Face, New Sound

Tim Warfield is a St. Louis favorite. With a grin on his face, Bradford nostalgically recalls booking Warfield in his first year overseeing the club’s programming. “Tim is an old thing in a new package,” he describes of the saxophonist’s upcoming performances. The February 19-23 dates will be the first time Warfield performs at Jazz St. Louis with an organ trio, featuring another St. Louis crowd-pleaser, Terell Stafford.

Tim Warfield Organ Band ft. Terell Stafford – February 19-23

New Faces, New Sounds

Connie Han
Connie Han takes Jazz St. Louis by storm April 29-May 3, 2020

Some lament the fact that jazz is a dying art among young people, or young jazz musicians can’t appreciate the old sounds of yore. On the contrary, jazz is alive and thriving with younger performers both re-inventing jazz, as well as paying homage to those who came before them. Jazz St. Louis’ newest season is evidence of this fact. “Nate Smith [+KINFOLK] is a really fresh and unique approach to jazz. There isn’t anyone like him right now!” Bradford enthuses. He describes pianist Connie Han as someone at the beginning of a very successful career who will take the jazz world by storm. Veronica Swift is a young artist with a maturity and appreciation for jazz that is rare for her age. Here’s a highlight of some of the artists re-envisioning jazz and coming to Jazz St. Louis:

Whatever your taste, the Jazz St. Louis 2019-2020 season offers a vibrant, exciting and eclectic collection of artists to satisfy all ears and souls. Single season tickets go on sale August 7th and range in price starting from $15, with discounts available for students, military personnel and police and first responders. For those who can’t wait or can’t choose, consider saving money and secure your seats by subscribing to one of three packages, or customize your own. Need a reminder? Sign-up for our newsletter to stay updated.

Transform your live music experience and join Jazz St. Louis and many other jazz fans for one or more of these outstanding performances!