jazz http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Remembering Ragtime Pianist And Scholar Trebor Tichenor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/remembering-ragtime-pianist-and-scholar-trebor-tichenor <p>Ragtime pianist and scholar Trebor Tichenor passed away last month after a stroke. He was 74. Longtime St. Louis Public Radio listeners may remember his weekly program “Ragophile” that aired on the station in the 1970s and ‘80s.</p><p>We dedicated the entire hour of Cityscape today to remembering Tichenor with his son Andy Tichenor and fellow band members Don Franz and Al Stricker.</p><p>In the fall of 1961 Trebor Tichenor (piano), Don Franz (tuba), Al Stricker (banjo) and Bill Mason (cornet) formed the St. Louis Ragtimers and began a regular gig at the Natchez Queen on Gaslight Square.</p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:19:49 +0000 Camille Phillips 34246 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Remembering Ragtime Pianist And Scholar Trebor Tichenor Remembering Richard McDonnell, MAXJAZZ Founder Dies At 68 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/remembering-richard-mcdonnell-maxjazz-founder-dies-68 <p>Word spread quickly on social media this past weekend: Richard McDonnell, founder and president of the St. Louis-based MAXJAZZ recording label, had died.</p><p>One of the first tributes posted -- by Dean Minderman, editor of the respected music blog “St. Louis Jazz Notes” -- was put up to replace rumor with facts. Yes, McDonnell had suffered a stoke while attending a concert Feb. 7 at Jazz at the Bistro. He died the next day.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:48:57 +0000 Terry Perkins 33590 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Remembering Richard McDonnell, MAXJAZZ Founder Dies At 68 George Sams Will Start New Performance Series In 2014 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/george-sams-will-start-new-performance-series-2014 <p>This past February, George Sams, owner of the Metropolitan Gallery, decided to close the space at 2943 Locust St. Sams had mounted art exhibitions there since taking it over in 2005 and also presented regular concerts as part of his Nu-Art Performance Series.</p><p>Musicians included Hamiet Bluiett and Oliver Lake -- natives of the St. Louis area who went on to international acclaim as members of the World Saxophone Quartet – as well as famed pianist Andrew Hill and trumpeter Eddie Henderson.</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 14:09:32 +0000 Terry Perkins 32415 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org George Sams Will Start New Performance Series In 2014 Brian Owens And Trio To Perform 'Another Jazzy, Soulful Holiday Affair' At The Bistro http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/brian-owens-and-trio-perform-another-jazzy-soulful-holiday-affair-bistro <p>St. Louis vocalist <a href="http://brianowens.tv/">Brian Owens</a> will be performing a holiday concert to benefit a University of Missouri-St. Louis scholarship fund this Sunday at the Bistro at Grand Center. The event is sponsored by the UMSL African American Alumni Chapter<strong>.</strong></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:19:33 +0000 Camille Phillips 32239 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Brian Owens And Trio To Perform 'Another Jazzy, Soulful Holiday Affair' At The Bistro Lindy Hop Brings Swing Dance Festival And Jazz Music Crawl To St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lindy-hop-brings-swing-dance-festival-and-jazz-music-crawl-st-louis <p>Arch City Radio Hour is a program hosted by Nick Garcia on St. Louis Public Radio's HD-2 Channel, The Gateway. The show features conversations and performances with St. Louis area musicians.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 20:56:47 +0000 Camille Phillips 31100 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lindy Hop Brings Swing Dance Festival And Jazz Music Crawl To St. Louis Prominent Jazz Vocalist Kurt Elling Performs In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/prominent-jazz-vocalist-kurt-elling-performs-st-louis <p><a href="http://kurtelling.com/">Kurt Elling</a> is a prominent American jazz vocalist.&nbsp; Each of his ten albums have been nominated for a Grammy award and he has been named “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association eight times.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:12:52 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 9806 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Prominent Jazz Vocalist Kurt Elling Performs In St. Louis St. Louis Native, Jazz Trumpeter And Vocalist Jeremy Davenport Performs At Jazz St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-native-jazz-trumpeter-and-vocalist-jeremy-davenport-performs-jazz-st-louis <p>St. Louis native <a href="http://jeremydavenport.com/">Jeremy Davenport</a> is a jazz trumpeter and vocalist now based in New Orleans.</p><p>Davenport, 42, grew up in a family of musicians.&nbsp; His mother was a music educator for nearly 50 years and his father recently retired from the St. Louis Symphony.</p><p>Davenport’s performances harken back to a time when Jazz was at its peak popularity though his unique style and mood of storytelling creates a modern edge.</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 21:06:01 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 6646 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Native, Jazz Trumpeter And Vocalist Jeremy Davenport Performs At Jazz St. Louis Jazz From Clubs On The Left Coast-Part II http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jazz-clubs-left-coast-part-ii <p>The Left Coast over the years has been the host to many great jazz clubs.&nbsp; The October 21 show presents jazz recorded in clubs in San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Cruz and Seattle.&nbsp; Some of the clubs are The Jazz Workshop, Yoshi's, Keystone Corner and the Blackhawk in the San Francisco Bay area and Jazz Alley and The Penthouse in Seattle.&nbsp; We feature such musicians as the Ray Brown Trio, the Yerba Buena Jazz Band, Shelly Manne, Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, Henry Threadgill, John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:55:25 +0000 Dennis Owsley 5431 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jazz and Money http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jazz-and-money <p>Money makes the world go 'round. This episode of Jazz Unlimited will feature Duke Ellington, Muggsy Sprecher, Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie and others with tunes about money.</p><p>Your financial support for St. Louis Public Radio helps keep <em>Jazz Unlimited</em> on the air.&nbsp; We hope that you are <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/support">contributing</a> during the Fall Membership Campaign. Thanks to all who have contributed so far.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:18:33 +0000 Dennis Owsley 5429 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Charlie Hunter grooves through town http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/charlie-hunter-grooves-through-town <p><a href="http://www.charliehunter.com/index.php">Charlie Hunter</a> hasn't used his famous 8-string&nbsp;bass-guitar hybrid&nbsp;for&nbsp;some three years now. &nbsp; These days, it's seven strings. &nbsp;He's got&nbsp;the low three of a bass and the middle four of a guitar,&nbsp;all tuned a minor&nbsp;third higher than normal.&nbsp; He happily abandoned the highest string&nbsp;in favor of a more condensed and practical&nbsp;version of his one-of-a-kind instrument.&nbsp; He may be practicing more drums than guitar nowadays anyway. His 2nd solo album, <a href="http://www.fastatmosphere.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&amp;Category_Code=CHUNTER-CD"><em>Public Domain</em></a>, is highly percussive.&nbsp;Released on his own label, <em>Public Domain </em>kicks the dust off eleven old standards from his grandfather's era, who turns one hundred this year.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 21:11:44 +0000 Aaron Doerr 370 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Charlie Hunter grooves through town