Longtime observers of St. Louis' live music scene know there sometimes can be a slight lull in activity between New Year's Day and the run-up to Mardi Gras.
But while there may not be any significant touring jazz or creative music acts passing through St. Louis
this week, it's a big weekend for two local ensembles fronted by females, with one performing for the first time at the newly remodeled Jazz at the Bistro and the other releasing a new album. For more on these shows and other noteworthy upcoming gigs, let's go to the highlights...
Thursday, January 29
Pianist Ptah Williams plays solo in a free concert for the Jazz at Holmes
series at Washington University.
Friday, January 30
Trumpeter and singer Dawn Weber
opens a two-night stand at Jazz at the Bistro
, accompanied by a band including saxophonist Jason Swagler, bassist Bob DeBoo, keyboardist Nathan Jatcko, drummer Jerry Mazucca, and guitarist Phil Ring.
Also on Friday, Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes (pictured, top left)
will celebrate the release of their second CD Sarahnade En Bleu
with a performance at Venice Cafe.
Elsewhere around town, Lindy Hop St. Louis
' monthly West End Stomp" at the Mahler Ballroom
will feature music from Miss Jubilee
; the Original Knights of Swing
play for dancers at the Casa Loma Ballroom
; and trumpeter Jim Manley
and guitarist Randy Bahr will take the stage at Thurman Grill.
Saturday, January 31
Singer Feyza Eren
and guitarist Tom Byrne
will duet at Thurman Grill.
Sunday, February 1
In a late-afternoon session before the big football game kicks off, singer Joe Mancuso
and guitarist Dave Black
will be recording a music video at Nathalie's.
Monday, February 2Webster University
celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Billie Holiday with a concert from singer Kim Fuller and members of the Webster jazz faculty at Winifred Moore Auditorium on campus.
Tuesday, February 3
Pianists David Parker and Greg Mills present another performance under the auspices of their Society for Creative Survival, teaming up for The Rites of Musick/ Tribute to John Cage" at the Tavern of Fine Arts
This story appears courtesy of St. Louis Jazz Notes by Dean Minderman.
Copyright © 2020. All rights reserved.