Monday, June 30, 2008

Pollstar: Chris Botti, Jason Moran,
John Pizzarelli coming to St. Louis this fall

The online tour information service Pollstar recently has added listings for three concerts this fall that will be of interest to St. Louis jazz fans:

* The first listing shows trumpeter Chris Botti scheduled to return to the Fox Theatre on Saturday, September 13. Botti performed at the Fox last August while touring with pianist and singer Diana Krall, and also played two shows at the Touhill Performing Arts Center in January 2008. The September date also is showing up on Botti's Web site, though there's been no announcement yet from the Fox, and there's nothing about it yet on, which handles ticket sales for the venue.

* Pianist Jason Moran, who had been scheduled to play at Jazz at the Bistro earlier this year but canceled the dates, is shown as performing at the Missouri History Museum on Sunday, October 5. So far, neither Moran's site nor the History Museum site have any mention of the show.

* Another frequent visitor to St. Louis, guitarist and singer John Pizarelli (pictured), is shown on Pollstar as playing the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Saturday, October 11. The date in question also is shown on the itinerary page of Pizzarelli's Web site, but the accompanying "buy tickets" link goes to a page on the Ritz-Carlton site that makes no mention at all of the performance.

As always, while Pollstar's listings generally have proven to be accurate, any dates listed there should be considered tentative until officially announced by the venue in question. StLJN will have updates as the situation warrants.

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