Pianist Thollem McDonas
, a frequent visitor to St. Louis in recent years, is coming back again this spring to perform at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at Laumeier Sculpture Park
McDonas (pictured) will play an hour-long set outdoors at Laumeier with multi-instrumentalist Arrington de Dionyso and electronic musician Eric Hall as part of Hall's year-long gig as the park's composer-in-residence. The event is free and open to the public.
McDonas was last in St. Louis in January 2011 to play a concert presented by New Music Circle at the Kranzberg Arts Center. His website also says he has another show on Wednesday, May 23 at Floating Laboratories, performing with de Dionyso, Hall, Kevin Harris, and Spelling Bee, but so far there's no mention of it either on Floating Laboratories' site or their Facebook page.
McDonas played at Floating Laboratories in May 2010 when he was in town for a visit that also included an on-air performance at KDHX and a show at the Tap Room with the band Tsigoti. If/when the details of that second May 23 performance are announced, we'll have an update for you here.
This story appears courtesy of St. Louis Jazz Notes by Dean Minderman.
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