It's shaping up to be a fine early summer weekend here in St. Louis, with a variety of live jazz on tap around the area. Let's take a quick look at some highlights:
Tonight, longtime local favorites Trio Tres Bien
perform at the Missouri Botanical Garden
in a free concert for the Whitaker Music Festival
On Friday, singer and pianist Harry Connick Jr.
(pictured) comes to the Fox Theatre
in support of his most recent CD Your Songs. For some videos of Connick, check out this post
from last Saturday.
Also on Friday, singer Dean Christopher
will do his Rat Pack and More" show for the new Encore series at the Jewish Community Center
It's also the weekend of the annual Wine, Dine and Jazz Festival
in and around the square in downtown Belleville, Illinois. The free event kicks off at 5:00 p.m. Friday with sets from saxophonist Jim Stevens, Two Times True with Carolbeth True
, and singer/keyboardist Anita Rosamond
and band. The music resumes at noon on Saturday with the US Air Force Band of Mid-America Hot Brass, Dawn Weber
's Electrofunk Assembly, Kansas City's Boulevard Big Band
, pianist Phil Gomez' Latin/jazz group Clave Sol, and the Voodoo Blues Band
with singer Roland Johnson.
Over on the Missouri side of the river, singer Denise Thimes
will hold forth Friday and Saturday at Jazz at the Bistro
, while Robbie's House of Jazz
has Chicago saxophonist Patrick Terbreck
on Friday and smooth jazz keyboardist Marvin Cockrell
and his band Focus on Saturday.
Looking beyond the weekend, pianist Peter Martin
will headline next Wednesday's free concert for the Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
For more jazz-related events in St. Louis this weekend and beyond, please visit the St. Louis Jazz Notes Calendar
, which can be found on the left sidebar of the site or by clicking here
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