St. Louis' Jazz at the Bistro and the Scott Joplin House State Historic Site are among the music venues cited in "Nine Great Jazz Joints," an article appearing in the current issue of Budget Travel magazine and online at CNN.com. The magazine asked six musicians to name some of their favorite spots to hear jazz, and St. Louis native and multi-reedman J.D. Parran nominated the Bistro and the Joplin house.
The article also offers the recommendations of baritone saxophonist Claire Daly for NYC, bassist Ben Jaffe for New Orleans, and Chicago trombonist Steve Swell, as well as violinist Jason Huo Kwang's take on Amsterdam, Netherlands and German pianist Ursel Schlict on Cologne, Germany. Read the whole thing here.