There have been some technical difficulties here today at StLJN HQ, and so we must offer a slightly less-expansive-than-usual guide to the notable jazz and creative music performances in St. Louis over the next few days:
Tonight, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra Guitar Festival continues with a chamber concert at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts featuring Jason Vieuax and Steven Mackey. For more on the Guitar Festival, see StLJN's previous coverage and check out the preview story by Dan Durchholz over at the St. Louis Beacon.
Also tonight, singer Erin Bode and her group play at Jazz at the Bistro to celebrate the release of her new Christmas CD A Cold December Night, and the free jazz/electronic music group Squid Choir Orkestra opens for Skarekrau Radio at the Way Out Club
On Thursday, saxophonist Dave Liebman (pictured) will be on the Washington University campus teach and perform, with a a master class at 3:00 p.m., followed by a lecture at 4:00 p.m.. Both the master class and lecture take place at the music department classroom building at 6500 Forsyth.. That night, Liebman, who's played with Miles Davis, Elvin Jones and many other jazz giants, and his quartet will perform a free concert at 8:00 p.m. in Holmes Lounge, Ridgley Hall, for the Jazz at Holmes series.
Also on Thursday, the Guitar Festival continues with a concert at The Pageant featuring John Patitucci, Mackey, and an ensemble of 100 electric guitarists and bassists performing Glenn Branca's "Hallucination City". The program also includes works by Frank Zappa, Edgard Varese and Jimi Hendrix, and there's more info at the links above.
On Friday and Saturday, guitarist Shaun Robinson of the group Good 4 The Soul leads his own band at Jazz at the Bistro. Much like Good 4 the Soul, Robinson's project is described as incorporating R&B, funk and other genres into the jazz idiom, but beyond that I can't tell you much about what to expect, other than some good musicianship.
On Sunday afternoon, the St. Louis International Film Festival and New Music Circle present a screening of the 1911 Italian silent film L'Inferno with live musical score performed by S.A.N.E. (Semi-Acoustic Noise Ensemble) at the St. Louis Art Museum Auditorium. Sunday is also the day the Festival screens documentary films about banjo player Bela Fleck and guitarist Pat Martino; for more about these ad other music-related movies in the Fest, see this post.
Also on Sunday, the St. Louis Jazz Club presents Ivory and Gold with pianist Jeff Barnhart at Moolah Shrine Center, and the St. Louis Jazz and Blues Vespers series has a free concert by Two Times True, led by pianist Carolbeth True and featuring her son David True on drums, at Second Baptist Church in Clayton
With a little luck, regular posting shouldn't shouldn't be affected for too long. In the meantime, you can find more jazz-related events in St. Louis this weekend and beyond by visiting the St. Louis Jazz Notes Calendar.
(If you have calendar items, band schedule information, news tips, links, or anything else you think may be of interest to StLJN's readers, please email the information to stljazznotes (at) yahoo (dot) com. If you have photos, MP3s or other digital files, please send links, not attachments.)