Friday, September 05, 2008

Jazz at Holmes Fall 2008 schedule
includes concert by Dave Liebman

The Jazz at Holmes series at Washington University has announced its lineup of free concerts for Fall 2008, and, given that the series presents mostly local talent along with the occasional up-and-coming touring performer, they've snagged a relatively big name for this fall in the person of saxophonist Dave Liebman (pictured), who will perform on Thursday, November 13.

Liebman is nationally and internationally known as a saxophonist and composer, leading his own bands and playing with the group Saxophone Summit and with many jazz greats including Miles Davis, Chick Corea and Elvin Jones.

Other concerts in the Jazz at Holmes series, which begins next Thursday, September 11 with a performance by clarinetist Scott Alberici and his quartet, will feature St. Louis mainstays such as saxophonists Willie Akins and Dave Stone, pianists Carolbeth True and Ptah Williams, and guitarists William Lenihan and Steve Schenkel. Less familiar performers on the schedule include Austrian pianist Elizabeth Harnick and something called the FO[U]R PEACE BAND (neither of whom seem to have much of an Internet presence).

Here's the full Jazz at Holmes series schedule for Fall 2008:

Thursday, September 11: Scott Alberici Quartet

Thursday, September 18: Willie Akins Quartet

Thursday, September 25: Two Times True with pianist Carolbeth True and drummer David True

Thursday, October 9: Paul DeMarinis with vocalist Debby Lennon

Thursday, October 23: Dave Stone with pianist Adam Maness

Thursday, October 30: William Lenihan and Ptah Williams perform music from Miles Davis' Bitches Brew

Thursday, November 6: Elizabeth Harnick Trio

Thursday, November 13: Dave Liebman Quartet

Thursday, November 20: FO[U]R PEACE BAND

Thursday, December 4: Steve Schenkel with vocalist Ashley Mason

All concerts take place from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in Holmes Lounge, and are free and open to the public. Holmes Lounge is located in Ridgley Hall,on the west side of Brookings Quadrangle, near the intersection of Brookings and Hoyt drives.

For more information about the Jazz at Holmes series, you can call (314) 862-0874 or email To receive email notices about future events, send an email to

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