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Jazz this week: Freddy Cole & Harry Allen, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Kirk Whalum, Chris Corsano & Darin Gray, and more

Jazz this week: Freddy Cole & Harry Allen, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Kirk Whalum, Chris Corsano & Darin Gray, and more

This week's calendar of jazz and creative music in St. Louis features lots more holiday-themed programming, with Christmas shows from two touring headliners and several local performers, plus at least a few shows that may not contain any seasonal music. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, December 6 Singer and pianist Freddy Cole and his frequent ...

Al Hixon knows talent when he hears it

Al Hixon knows talent when he hears it

It's almost a rite of passage for newly arrived jazz musicians in Southwest Florida. Those who have resettled from northern climates or are wintering here quickly find their way to15 South Ristorante Entoteca, a restaurant on toney St. Armand's Circle in Sarasota. On Monday night's, of course. That's when drummer Al Hixon holds his weekly jam ...

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, December 2017

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, December 2017

Our spring-like weather will probably fade into winter— after all, it is winter in Minnesota! But falling temperatures (and perhaps the white stuff too) will be countered by rising heat from both local and visiting jazz artists as we count down 2017. This month we welcome such touring talents as Earl Klugh, Brad Mehldau, Benny Green, ...

Jazz this week: Jane Monheit, Douglas Ewart and the STL Free Jazz Collective, Battle Trance, holiday jazz begins, and more

Jazz this week: Jane Monheit, Douglas Ewart and the STL Free Jazz Collective, Battle Trance, holiday jazz begins, and more

This week's busy calendar of live jazz and creative music in St. Louis includes a return engagement from one of the most popular female vocalists in jazz; a couple of shows featuring adventurous woodwind players; the first few of what will be many holiday-themed concerts for the season; and more. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, ...

Jazz Bakery Presents Jeremy Pelt And Peter Bernstein on December 2nd and December 3rd

Jazz Bakery Presents Jeremy Pelt And Peter Bernstein on December 2nd and December 3rd

The Jazz Bakery presents a weekend of cutting edge jazz with trumpeter Jeremy Pelt's Make Noise Quintet on December 2nd, and guitarist Peter Bernstein's Mostly Monk Quartet on December 3rd. On Saturday December 2nd, Jeremy Pelt's Make Noise Quintet with pianist Victor Gould, bassist Richie Goods, Jonathan Barber on drums and Jacquelene Acevedo on percussion, will ...

Jazz this week: Jeremy Davenport comes home, Althea Rene & Elan Trotman's "Holiday Winds," and more

Jazz this week: Jeremy Davenport comes home, Althea Rene & Elan Trotman's "Holiday Winds," and more

If you'd like some jazz and creative music to go with this year's Thanksgiving turkey and trimmings, here's what's happening on local stages over the next few days... Wednesday, November 22 The weekly “Grand Center Jazz Crawl" will feature guitarists Jake Weisman and Eric Slaughter at Squatters Cafe/The Stage at KDHX, along with the weekly jam ...

Bud Leeds goes Bob-Bob-Bobbying along

Bud Leeds goes Bob-Bob-Bobbying along

Clarinetist Bud Leeds was in fine company—and good spirits—for the South County Jazz Club's first concert of the 2017-2018 season on Monday, November 20. His quartet included multi-instrumentalist Bob MacInnis, Bob Leary on banjo, rhythm guitar and occasional vocals, and piano marvel Bobby van Deusen. (Leeds could have named the band Three Bobs and a Bud.) ...

Tapping into the lingering love for swing jazz

Tapping into the lingering love for swing jazz

Johnny Varro played with the elder statesmen of classic swing jazz in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, working with Eddie Condon, Bobby Hackett, Roy Eldridge and Pee Wee Russell to name but a few. Now at 87, he is one of the elder statesmen. Pianist Varro returned to Port Charlotte with the Florida edition of his ...

Jazz this week: Russell Gunn's "Blackhawk Revisited," Cécile McLorin Salvant, and more

Jazz this week: Russell Gunn's "Blackhawk Revisited," Cécile McLorin Salvant, and more

There's some interesting jazz and creative music on local stages this week in St. Louis, including only the second local performance ever by a highly acclaimed young singer, and a re-examination of music from an oft-overlooked period of Miles Davis' career, courtesy of a trumpeter raised in Davis' hometown. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, November ...

Jazz this week: John Wiese, "Duke Ellington and Film," Weather Forever, and more

Jazz this week: John Wiese, "Duke Ellington and Film," Weather Forever, and more

This week's calendar of live jazz and creative music in St. Louis features a concert of music written for the movies by one of the greatest composers and bandleaders in jazz; a tribute to two of the most successful bands in jazz/fusion; a brand-new work created by a St. Louis expat for more than 20 local ...


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