jazz http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Free Concerts: Farshid Etniko In U. City; Red Lehr At Eckerts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/free-concerts-farshid-etniko-u-city-red-lehr-eckerts <p>The neighborhood free outdoor summer concert season is now in full swing. If you know of a free series that isn't on this list, let us know.</p><p>You can read more about <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/15313/preview_of_if_you_dare_by_mendoza" target="_blank">Javier Mendoza</a> and <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/15406/profile_of_miss_jubilee_and_the_humdingers" target="_blank">Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers</a>. Or just check out what's coming this week:</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 03:42:41 +0000 Donna Korando 38104 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Free Concerts: Farshid Etniko In U. City; Red Lehr At Eckerts From Jazz To Salsa: A Cross-Cultural Celebration Of Shared Musical Roots http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jazz-salsa-cross-cultural-celebration-shared-musical-roots <p>Latin and jazz musicians will share the stage at Union Avenue Christian Church Saturday, June14 in a concert organized by Gitana Productions. The concert, called “Karamu: Fiesta of Latin and African American Music,” will explore the shared musical heritage of Latinos and African Americans.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 22:33:16 +0000 Camille Phillips 36782 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org From Jazz To Salsa: A Cross-Cultural Celebration Of Shared Musical Roots Sandoval, Basie Orchestra Headline Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sandoval-basie-orchestra-headline-greater-st-louis-jazz-festival <p><em>Updated Friday, April 25, 2014 to include audio from </em><em>Cityscape.</em></p><p>On April 17, 2004, the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival debuted on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:57:57 +0000 Terry Perkins 35509 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sandoval, Basie Orchestra Headline Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival 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