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Jazz this week: John Scofield & Joe Lovano, Julian Vaughn, Eddie Gomez Trio, and more

Jazz this week: John Scofield & Joe Lovano, Julian Vaughn, Eddie Gomez Trio, and more

This week's calendar of live jazz and creative music in St. Louis includes the reunion tour of two major jazz stars; a rare visit from a famed bassist; a couple of tributes to Duke Ellington; and plenty of other sounds ranging from vintage to experimental. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, April 25 Guitarist John Scofield ...

Solo piano artistry - and then some

Solo piano artistry - and then some

Pianist Bobby van Deusen is a master of the keyboard, blessed with an astonishing musical range in terms of genres, sound dynamics and sheer artistry. And those elements were all on display on Friday, April 20 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice. The Philadelphia native, now based in the Florida Panhandle, is best known for ...

Celebrating the gypsy jazz legacy

Celebrating the gypsy jazz legacy

Violinist Keven Aland's Hot Club of SRQ brought its fascinating update of the gypsy jazz tradition to the Venice Art Center on Thursday, April 12, in a concert co-produced by the South County Jazz Club. The program built on the Hot Club of France tradition, drawing much material from gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and his ...

2018 Grammy Winner Pablo Ziegler Trio Appearing At The Blue Note Jazz Festival On June 26

2018 Grammy Winner Pablo Ziegler Trio Appearing At The  Blue Note Jazz Festival On June 26

Pablo Ziegler: 2018 Grammy Winner, “Best Latin Jazz Album"
New Release on Steinway & Sons label: Solo Pablo Ziegler The Pablo Ziegler Trio won the 2018 Grammy Award for “Best Latin Jazz Album with their exciting release Jazz Tango (ZOHO). Ziegler, who honed his piano and composing skills working with legendary fellow Argentinian Astor ...

Superb music and whimsy combine for a memorable CCJS season finale

Superb music and whimsy combine for a memorable CCJS season finale

Trombonist Herb Bruce's repeat visit to the Charlotte County Jazz Society's concert series with his Herbicide Jazz Band was a night of uncontrolled exuberance. Sometimes it was in the music. More often, it was the self-deprecating humor of Bruce and his merry music makers on Monday, April 9's Dixieland Jazz Night. Herbicide presented excellent music- not ...

Jazz this week: "Songs of Freedom," Ramsey Lewis, Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, and more

Jazz this week: "Songs of Freedom," Ramsey Lewis, Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, and more

It's another jam-packed week of live jazz and creative music in St. Louis, with two esteemed pianists appearing back-to-back at one of the city's best-sounding halls; a retrospective of music from three of the 1960s' most provocative female vocalists, starring a St. Louis native; a couple of events raising scholarship money for local music students; and ...

Ma*JiD "Sound Of A Flower" Release Performance On April 14 At National Sawdust!

Ma*JiD "Sound Of A Flower" Release Performance On April 14 At National Sawdust!

Now! One Night Only! Ma*JiD Sound Of A Flower
Saturday, April 14
Performance 7-9pm, $20 National Sawdust
80 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(646) 779-8455 Three time Downbeat Rising Jazz violinist Ma*JiD ecstatically celebrates the release of his newest album, Sound Of A Flower. The ...

Honoring and updating a classic saxophone sound and spirit

Honoring and updating a classic saxophone sound and spirit

Bandleader Woody Herman's Second Herd in the late 1940s featured a stunning saxophone section known as the Four Brothers. It featured tenormen Stan Getz, Zoot Sims and Herbie Steward, plus baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff. The sound was swinging and vibrant as the four players dug into crisp unison lines and took turns passing solos to one ...

Jazz this week: Ken Page, Miller, Mulkerhar & Lefkowitz-Brown, C. Spencer Yeh & Andrew Lampert, Mark Lettieri, Anat Cohen & more

Jazz this week: Ken Page, Miller, Mulkerhar & Lefkowitz-Brown, C. Spencer Yeh & Andrew Lampert, Mark Lettieri, Anat Cohen & more

It's a busy week for live jazz and creative music in St. Louis, with performances in styles ranging from cabaret to vintage jazz to fusion to experimental intermedia and beyond. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, April 4 Singer, actor and St. Louis native Ken Page, now living back in his hometown after a distinguished career ...

A sultry celebration of Jobim, mostly

A sultry celebration of Jobim, mostly

The Bossa Nova All Stars put their stamp on the sultry sound of Brazil's most popular musical export on Saturday, March 31 in Venice FL, where they focused almost entirely on the extensive songbook of composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. Jobim was one of the pioneers of bossa nova, a late 1950s fusion of the Brazilian samba ...