Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Jazz St. Louis CD Listening Club
meeting to be held Tuesday, April 14

The Jazz St. Louis CD Listening Club will have its next meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 at the Brentwood branch of Borders bookstore, 1519 S. Brentwood Blvd.

Singer Jeanne Trevor, a longtime favorite of St. Louis audiences for her work in jazz clubs, concerts and musical theater, will be on hand to discuss the CD The Audience with Betty Carter (a fine live recording that, in addition to containing some great Carter vocals, also features St. Louis native John Hicks on piano). Jazz St. Louis executive director Gene Dobbs Bradford will serve as moderator.

The CD Listening Club is free and open to the public, but because space is limited, Jazz St. Louis asks that you reserve a spot in advance by calling Kedra Tolson at 314-289-4034.

A couple of other notes from Jazz St. Louis' weekly email newsletter:

* There are still two rooms available for the Jazz St. Louis group trip to New York City (.pdf file) on May 29 and 30, and the deadline has been extended to March 31. For more information or to sign up, you can email JSL director of development Melissa Jones at

* Jazz St. Louis will present the first Barbara Rose Memorial Award to Carol and Michael Staenberg at this year's annual gala, which is scheduled for April 5. The Staenbergs are being honored for their support of Jazz St. Louis through their company THF Realty. The Barbara Rose Award is named for Barbara Rose, the St. Louis jazz impresario who founded and ran the Just Jazz series, which began at the Mayfair Hotel downtown; later moved to Grand Center and became Jazz at the Bistro; and eventually evolved into Jazz St. Louis.

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