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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: The return of Rebirth Brass Band

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: The return of Rebirth Brass Band

This week, let's take a look at some videos of New Orleans' Rebirth Brass Band, who will be coming back to St. Louis to perform on Friday, September 1 at the Atomic Cowboy Pavilion. Formed in 1983 by brothers Keith and Phillip Frazier, Rebirth Brass Band is, along with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, one of ...

Why Does So Much Modern Music Sound The Same? [VIDEO]

Why Does So Much Modern Music Sound The Same? [VIDEO]

Upcoming documentary The Click explores how technology is making modern music bland. Particular focus is given to percussion, where electronically produced beats have replaced live drummers, and those live drummers left are expected to play perfectly in time with the aid of a “click" or metronome. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ singer Alex Ebert told ...

Christopher Davis-Shannon: "Daffodil” Video And Free Download

Christopher Davis-Shannon: "Daffodil” Video And Free Download

Christopher Davis-Shannon’s fervent baritone floats over the bouncing rhythms of fiddle, and upright bass in his latest single, “Daffodil." A sound that will instantly transport you back to the early twentieth century that was captured at jny: Philadelphia's own historic Ruba Club in a live recording with accompanying videography by Bob Sweeney, appropriately filmed in 8mm. ...

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: 50 years of Herbie Hancock

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: 50 years of Herbie Hancock

This week, let's take a look at some videos featuring keyboardist Herbie Hancock, who will be back in St. Louis to perform in a concert presented by Jazz St Louis on Thursday, August 10 at Powell Hall. Hancock has been at the forefront of jazz for more than half a century, first coming to wide public ...

Videos: Basie in the '30s & '40s

Videos: Basie in the '30s & '40s

No American big band had a bigger influence on swing and jazz than Count Basie's. Today, when we think of Basie, we most often associate him with his post-1952 “New Testament" band. But between 1937 and throughout the 1940s, Basie's band was electrifying for its sheer power, arrangements, infectious dance beat and soloists. Here are a ...

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Samora Pinderhughes, jazz, and justice

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Samora Pinderhughes, jazz, and justice

This week, StLJN's video spotlight is focused on pianist and composer Samora Pinderhughes, who will be here in St. Louis to perform next Thursday, July 20 at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. A 25-year-old Juilliard graduate who grew up in Berkeley, CA and now lives in Harlem, Pinderhughes has toured with jazz artists including Christian Scott aTunde ...

Videos: Back Women Cross Over

Videos: Back Women Cross Over

African-American women came into their own in the early 1960s as solo pop singers. Long pegged as jazz or R&B recording artists in the '50s or members of girl groups in the early '60s, African-American women began to cross over to the pop charts thanks largely to exposure on major record labels, runs at supper clubs ...

Pianist Vadim Neselovskyi, Bassist Dan Loomis, Drummer Ronen Itzik Shine In Live Performance Video

Pianist Vadim Neselovskyi, Bassist Dan Loomis, Drummer Ronen Itzik Shine In Live Performance Video

Last May, the Ukrainian pianist Vadim Neselovskyi released his trio's debut recording Get Up and Go (May 19, Jazz Family and Neuklang Records) with bassist Dan Loomis and drummer Ronen Itzik, and the three musicians have been burning up stages around the world ever since. Their spring performance at jazzahead! 2017 in Bremen, Germany is a ...

Videos: Jackie & Roy

Videos: Jackie & Roy

One of the hippest female jazz singers of the late 1940s and beyond was Jackie Cain. Jackie had an upbeat wholesomeness and sly sensibility that seemed to come naturally. When Jackie met pianist Roy Kral in Charlie Ventura's bop band of 1948, they married and the pair became a successful duo act in clubs throughout the ...

StLJn Saturday Video Showcase: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe revisited

StLJn Saturday Video Showcase: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe revisited

This week, let's take a look at some videos featuring saxophonist and singer Karl Denson and his band Tiny Universe, who are coming back to St. Louis for a gig on Friday, June 21 at the Atomic Cowboy Pavilion. After an absence of nearly six years, KDTU were here most recently in December of last year ...


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