21 Recommend It! 1,340 views

SLSO to Present Byron Stripling in Tribute to Louis Armstrong on Saturday, June 9

SOURCE: Published: 2012-04-09
Having just completed an educational residency for Jazz St. Louis back in February, trumpeter and singer Byron Stripling
Byron Stripling
Byron Stripling
b.1961
trumpet
already has gotten his ticket punched for a return trip here. The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra will present Stripling (pictured) in “Sounds of New Orleans: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9 at Powell Symphony Hall.

Stripling first became known for performing Armstrong's music back in 1988, when he was selected to play the lead in the musical Satchmo: America's Musical Legend. He subsequently developed his own show based on Armstrong and has performed it with orchestras all over the country to good reviews. For more about Stripling and some video samples of his playing, check out this post from back in February.

Under the baton of resident conductor Ward Stare, the SLSO and Stripling will perform a program including “St. Louis Blues," “Sweet Georgia Brown," “What a Wonderful World" and “When the Saints Come Marching In" and other songs associated with Armstrong and New Orleans jazz.

Tickets for Byron Stripling and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra are priced from $25 to $55, and are on sale now online at www.stlsymphony.org or by phone at 314-534-1700.


View the original article...

This story appears courtesy of St. Louis Jazz Notes by Dean Minderman.
Copyright © 2014. All rights reserved.
comments powered by Disqus
Read the All About Jazz Magazine - Free!

Read the All About Jazz Magazine - It's free!

Jam-packed with 100 pages covering a wide range of styles, subjects and from around the world—each issue includes interviews, profiles, columns, album reviews, web site news, and free MP3s. The AAJ magazine is available across all devices, can be shared socially, and opened from anywhere without the need to download an app.

Read the Winter 2014 Edition

Weekly Giveaways

Ed Palermo

Ed Palermo
About | Enter

Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp
About | Enter

Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley
About | Enter

Tord Gustavsen

Tord Gustavsen
About | Enter