As if what happened to the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series this week wasn't scary enough, it's also Halloween - but fortunately, there will be plenty of spirited jazz and creative music on local stages over the next few days to chase away any lingering bad vibes. Let's go to the highlights...
Tonight, Miss Jubilee
will be doing double duty, swinging an early evening gig at the Blues City Deli
, then heading down to Thaxton Speakeasy
for the late shift.
Tomorrow night, longtime local favorites the Bosman Twins (pictured)
open a two-night engagement at Jazz at the Bistro
. For more about the saxophone-playing brothers, check out Terry Perkins' preview story
for the St. Louis Beacon. Word is that the early shows are near sellouts, so if you're planning on attending, it'd be best to call ahead for reservations.
Also on Friday, Noisefest
, the annual celebration of things that go skronk, boom, hum, and bleep, kicks off its tenth anniversary with the first of three nights of concerts at Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
. In addition to the evening concerts, this year's event also includes a program on Sunday afternoon devoted to experimental video. For more on the schedule and the extensive roster of performers, see this post
from earlier in the week.
Elsewhere around town on Friday, members of Dizzy Atmosphere
, Hot Club Caravan and Swing Set will convene for a Hot Club Gypsy Jazz Summit" at the Kranzberg Arts Center; and Lindy Hop St. Louis
presents their monthly West End Stomp" swing dance at the Mahler Ballroom
with live music from Coco Rico.
On Saturday, pianist Peter Martin
resumes his eponymous series at the Sheldon Concert Hall
, this time presenting a Blue Note Records Celebration" featuring guitarist Peter Bernstein
. Bernstein has played with Diana Krall, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Sonny Rollins and many others, and, appropriately, toured with the all-star ensemble Blue Note 7 a few years back to promote the label's 70th anniversary. For more about Bernstein and some video samples of his playing, consult this post
from last Saturday.
Also on Saturday, trombonist and singer Doug Burns and band will perform at Robbie's House of Jazz
; Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes
play at Thurman Grill
; singer Feyza Eren
fronts a quartet at the house concert venue KindaBlue; and the Funky Butt Brass Band
, depraved sugar fiends all*, will be eagerly soliciting leftover Halloween candy at the Broadway Oyster Bar
On Sunday, the St. Louis Record Collector and CD Show
has their last event of the year at the American Czech Hall, 4690 Lansdowne; and singer Joe Mancuso
teams up with pianist Carolbeth True
and Two Times True for a concert at First Presbyterian Church
, 100 E Adams Ave in Kirkwood.
Also on Sunday, the Community Women Against Hardship
will hold a gala event at the Sheldon celebrating their 25th Anniversary, featuring a performance by singer Oleta Adams
. Any remaining tickets will be available online
until Friday, and then at the Fox Theatre box office until Sunday afternoon.
Looking beyond the weekend, on Monday Webster University
's student jazz combos will present a free performance at the Community Music School, 535 Garden Ave; and guitarist Tom Byrne
plays at BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups
Then on Tuesday, guitarist Dave Black
will be at BB's, and vocal group Java Jived
and the Midwest Jazz-tette perform in a Notes From Home" show at the Sheldon.