The start of a new year is always a good time to spruce things up a bit, and so there's been some routine maintenance to the list of links on the St. Louis Jazz Notes sidebar, over on the right-hand side of the page.
A few dead links have been deleted, and I've added new links in several sections. Locally speaking, in the "bands and musicians" category, links have been added for Funky Butt Brass Band, Orange, Pfeffer Trio, St. Louis Rivermen, Utter Chaos, and Wackadoo Swing; guitarists Pete Lombardo and Art Ruprecht; saxophonist Jason Swagler; keyboardist Mo Egeston; and percussionists/vibists Mike and Nick Szwedo. And in the "concerts, clubs and festivals" category, there are new links to Black Cat Theatre, Cabaret St. Louis, Casual Cabaret, Mildred E. Kemper Art Museum, Jimmy's Cafe on the Park, Peppertini's and the monthly St. Louis Jazz and Blues Vespers series.
In the "other local/regional jazz sites" section, you can see what's up on three more local scenes by visiting Madison (WI) Jazz, Prague Jazz, and Jakarta Jazz. Under "more jazz and creative music links," the new additions are the fusion/prog rock/world music site Abstract Logix and the traditional jazz haven Riverwalk Jazz. Last but certainly not least, under "jazz blogs of note," you'll now find links to Hot House, JazzWax, Saxophone People, and Talkin' Jazz Radio.
As always, dear readers, please feel free to suggest additional jazz and creative music-related links by sending an email to stljazznotes (at) yahoo (dot) com.
(Edited after posting to add a couple more links I'd forgotten.)