Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Red Holloway to perform free concert
at Kiener Plaza on Friday, August 29

Veteran saxophonist Red Holloway (pictured), lauded by fans and critics as a master of old-school bebop and blues, will be returning to St. Louis next month to perform a free concert at Kiener Plaza on Friday, August 29.

The concert will be the first production presented by St. Louis City Jazz, a not-for-profit organization founded last year. Their Web site says that group's mission is to "expand the culture of live entertainment by providing venues and events that will feature both local and national artists at all competitive levels. Allowing the history to come alive by bringing together the universal language of music to all cultural genres."

Over the course of his long career, Holloway has performed and recorded with a host of well-known blues and jazz artists, including Sonny Stitt, Clark Terry, Lionel Hampton, Memphis Slim, Brother Jack McDuff, Willie Dixon, Junior Parker, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Lloyd Price, John Mayall, and B.B. King. His most recent appearance in St. Louis was in July 2007 at Jazz at the Bistro.

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