If you're a fan of brass instruments, it's a good week to be a jazz listener in St. Louis, with three first-rate trumpet players performing together on one stage, plus a chance to see one of New Orleans' most spirited brass bands. And if you're not in the mood for brass, there are plenty of other options, too, from spacey keyboard jams to swinging guitars to experimental film and audio. Let's go to the highlights...
Tonight, singer Erin Bode
performs at Troy's Jazz Gallery
, and singer Ralph Butler
and keyboardist Gigi Darr will play at Brazikat
(a recently opened Brazilian restaurant in Clayton).
Tomorrow night, brothers Dan Rubright
(guitar) and Ted Rubright
(percussion) will bring their new group WirePilots to Washington University to play a free concert for the Jazz at Holmes
series; and guitarist Todd Mosby
plays a concert of original music at Webster University's Community Music School.
On Friday, it's the first of two evenings of the Triumph of Trumpets" at Jazz at the Bistro, featuring noted brass men Jon Faddis
, Terell Stafford (pictured)
and Sean Jones
. The three have been teamed up for a weekend at the Bistro after being in town all this week for an educational residency for Jazz St. Louis. If you're a fan (or student) of jazz trumpet, this obviously is the pick show of the week, as the chance to hear three top players on one stage doesn't come along all that often.
That same evening, New Music Circle
and Webster University Film Series
present Seeing Sound," a program of experimental film and audio that's screening at Webster's Moore Auditorium. For all the details on that, and some samples of the films that will be shown, please see this post
from last Saturday.
Also on Friday, Lindy Hop St. Louis
present their monthly West End Stomp" swing dance at the Mahler Ballroom
, with live music from Miss Jubilee
; and pianist/singer Jesse Gannon will lead a trio at Cigar Inn
On Saturday, keyboardist Marco Benevento
will be back in town to perform at 2720 Cherokee,
as opening act. Benevento was in St. Louis most recently in September of last year, and for more about him and his music, check out the video showcase post
that preceded that appearance.
Also on Saturday, keyboardist and singer Curt Landes
is at Robbie's House of Jazz
; guitarist Randy Bahr and pianist Carolbeth True
play at One 19 North Tapas and Wine Bar
; and guitarist Tom Byrne
's trio with singer Feyza Eren
will be at Thurman Grill
On Sunday, New Orleans' Hot 8 Brass Band
comes to town to perform at The Demo,
with a opening set from the Funky Butt Brass Band
. Also on Sunday, Dizzy Atmosphere
plays swing, Gypsy jazz, and more at the Schlafly St. Louis Brewery & Tap Room