Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Jazz this week: Todd Mosby, Legacy Jazz Quintet, Funky Butt Brass Band, a Jazz St. Louis benefit, and more

There's only time for a very short post this week, so here, in abbreviated form, are some of the jazz and creative music performances worth checking out over the next few days in St. Louis:

Tonight, guitarist Todd Mosby and his group will do a free concert for the Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and tomorrow night, the summer Jazz at Holmes series at Washington University will present a free concert by the Legacy Jazz Quintet.

Also on Thursday, Jazz St. Louis has a benefit event at SOL Lounge, 4241 Lindell Blvd, with music from the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars student ensemble, singer Kim Massie and, in his moonlighting capacity as a blues harmonica player, JSL executive director Gene Dobbs Bradford and the Blues Inquisition.

On Friday, the Funky Butt Brass Band (pictured) returns to Jazz at the Bistro to open a two-night stand, and singer Erin Bode performs out west at the new restaurant Seasons St. Louis, which took over the space in Chesterfield formerly occupied by Peppertini's. Back downtown, the St. Louis Jazz Cafe has guitarist Chris Burchett and his trio on Friday, Trio Tres Bien and Danita Mumphard on Saturday, and the Usual Suspects duo for Sunday brunch.

As always, this only covers a few of the more notable performances happening over the next several days; for more listings of jazz-related events in St. Louis this weekend and beyond, please visit 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.)

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