Jazz St. Louis has announced that guitarist Pat Martino (pictured) will perform at Jazz at the Bistro from Wednesday, February 18 through Saturday, February 21, taking the spot on the schedule originally designated for a four-night gig by pianist Robert Glasper and his group.
Glasper's dates have been postponed due to the anticipated birth of his child in February 2009; instead, he'll come to the Bistro next October as part of the 2009-10 season. Since the performances are in separate seasons, tickets for Glasper's February dates will not be honored for the new dates in October, and because of the price differential, they can not be used for Martino's gig. Instead, buyers must return their tickets to their point of purchase for a full refund.
Martino will be backed by organist Tony Monaco and drummer Scott Allan Robinson, suggesting that his sets will definitely acknowledge the guitarist's old-school Philly organ trio roots. Tickets are priced at $30 for Wednesday and Thursday, and $35 on Friday and Saturday, and will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. next Tuesday, November 4 through all Metrotix outlets, online at www.metrotix.com, via phone at 314-534--111 or through the Jazz St. Louis box offices at 314-289-4030.