If you're looking for live jazz or creative music in St. Louis during the dog days of August, the pickings can seem kind of slim.
The city's most prolific not-for-profit presenter, Jazz St. Louis, has completed its summer season at Jazz at the Bistro, which will be dark until September. That's around the same time that other local not-for-profits and universities will resume their concert series. Meanwhile, others that in the recent past have had at least a few summer offerings, such as the Jazz at Holmes series and Nu-Art Series, have been quiet this year.
Even so, there are still some noteworthy shows happening this week, and not even the seemingly endless, stifling heat can impede our fervent desire to tell you about them. So, let's go to the highlights:
Tonight, guitarist Dave Black will be sitting in for Tom Byrne as host of the weekly jam session a the Highway 61 Roadhouse, with bassist Chris Watrous as co-conspirator.