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The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, December 2-8

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, December 2-8

As the year winds down, it seems our music is revving up. There's holiday magic on stages throughout the metro as well as some special nods to icons Ahmad Jamal and George Gershwin, and some pretty amazing visitors including John Raymond and Joey DeFrancesco. Big Gigs This Week Saturday, December 3. Still going strong after about ...

Jazz this week: Vijay Iyer Trio, Dianne Reeves, Tomeka Reid's Artifacts Trio, and more

Jazz this week: Vijay Iyer Trio, Dianne Reeves, Tomeka Reid's Artifacts Trio, and more

It's going to be a very busy few days for jazz and creative music in St. Louis, with several noteworthy touring headliners in town, plus the beginning of our town's annual cornucopia of holiday-themed performances from both visiting and local musicians. Let's go to the highlights... Friday, December 2 Singer Dianne Reeves returns to St. Louis ...

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, November 25 - December 1

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, November 25 - December 1

Thanksgiving weekend marks the beginning of the holiday shopping, music, and festive season, and jazz options are certainly on the upswing. From stellar visitors to “takeovers" and showcase events, you'll find your favorites and perhaps some new ones as well. Big Gigs This Week Friday, November 25. There'sGood Trouble at Jazz Central— that's a band of ...

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, November 18-24

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, November 18-24

Thanksgiving is a week away but we are already feasting with the jazz menu for the coming week, with some of the area's most popular ensembles, former residents, and visitors providing the entertainment. Enjoy this holiday buffet table of jazz! Big Gigs This Week Saturday, November 19. Tonight, there's enough jazz in St Paul alone to ...

Jerry Granelli Holds A One-Week Residency At John Zorn's The Stone On January 3-8, 2017

Jerry Granelli Holds A One-Week Residency At John Zorn's  The Stone On January 3-8, 2017

Born in 1940, and now in his late 70s , Drummer / Composer / Professor / Sound Painter Jerry Granelli has enjoyed an incomparable career in music from the inside out... way out! The winner of the last NEA Grant awarded ascended from playing with the great pianist Vince Guaraldi at the height of his popularity ...

Jazz this week: Catherine Russell, Mardra Thomas, Brooke Michael Smith, and more

Jazz this week: Catherine Russell, Mardra Thomas, Brooke Michael Smith, and more

This week's calendar of jazz and creative music in St. Louis features a pleasing variety of female vocalists, both visiting and local, as well as a tribute to saxophonist Dexter Gordon's work in the 1986 film Round Midnight, and more. Let's go the the highlights... Wednesday, November 16 Singer Catherine Russell will perform for the first ...

Legendary NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd Plays Vicars Street in Dublin on November 16

Legendary NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd Plays Vicars Street in Dublin on November 16

Charles Lloyd, one of jazz’s historic greats, returns to Dublin with his classic quartet on Wednesday 16 November for a one-off show on Irish soil as part of an extensive European tour. Described by Nate Chinen as “a storyteller with a seeker’s heart… one of jazz’s great mystery men”, the show comes two years after Lloyd’s ...

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, November 11-17

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, November 11-17

I wonder what would have happened if political candidates had been operating with a “Lead Sheet" like a band? Regardless of your post-election mood, live music is a sure antidote. And there's plenty of that around town this week, including a few CD releases. Big Gigs This Week Friday, November 11. One of our more prolific ...

Jazz this week: Chucho Valdés & Joe Lovano, Jen Shyu, "Jazz Explosion," and more

Jazz this week: Chucho Valdés & Joe Lovano, Jen Shyu, "Jazz Explosion," and more

Here's what's happening with live jazz and creative music over the next few days in St. Louis... Thursday, November 10 Composer and multi-instrumentalist Jen Shyu will present a free, public artist's talk and workshop at the Lewis Center, the Washington University School of Art building located off-campus at 721 Kingsland Ave in U City. Also on ...

Renowned Jazz Singer Martha Lorin Marks Her One-Year Residency At Cafe Noctambulo At Pangea

Renowned Jazz Singer Martha Lorin Marks Her One-Year Residency At Cafe Noctambulo At Pangea

Ralph Lampkin/Lampkin Music Group and Christopher Gines/Cafe Noctambulo are proud to announce a celebration! Renowned jazz singer Martha Lorin marks her one-year residency at downtown's favorite music venue, the fabulous Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea with a fabulous new show, “Body and Soul." Joining Martha are the Steve LaSpina trio featuring top-shelf musicians: Matthew Fries on piano, ...


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