Thursday, December 03, 2009

Jazz St. Louis announces more
bookings for Jazz at the Bistro

Jazz St. Louis has announced the lineup of local bands and musicians who will round out the schedule for Jazz at the Bistro during the first part of 2010.

Note that all of these bookings are in addition to the season schedule of touring artists previously announced.

Here's what's on tap for the new year:

Friday, January 15 & Saturday, January 16:
Kim Massie

Friday, January 29 & Saturday, January 30:
Brian Owens

Friday, February 12 - Sunday, February 14:
Mardra & Reggie Thomas

Friday, February 26 & Saturday, February 27:
The Bosman Twins (pictured)

Friday, March 12 & Saturday, March 13:
Funky Butt Brass Band

Friday, March 26 & Saturday, March 27:
Musica Slesa

Friday, April 23 & Saturday, April 24:
Erin Bode

Friday, May 7 & Saturday, May 8:
Jazz St. Louis All-Stars

Friday, May 21 & Saturday, May 22:
Legacy Jazz Quintet plays the music of Miles Davis

Show times at 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., except for Sunday, February 14, when there will be only one show at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for all events go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 8 via Metrotix or through the Jazz St. Louis box office at 314-289-4030.

(Edited after posting to fix a formatting problem.)


Anonymous said...

To quote David Byrne and the Talking heads...
"Same as it ever was..."

Dean Minderman said...

Yes, all of these groups have played the Bistro before, some of them multiple times.

What I'm hearing from the Jazz St. Louis folks is that, for the immediate future, economic conditions are leading them them to concentrate on booking groups that have drawn good crowds in the past.

Personally, I wish they were a little less risk-averse in their booking policies, but given the circumstances, their caution is understandable.

If you have suggestions for musicians you'd like to hear at the Bistro, I encourage you to reach out to them via email, letter, the Jazz St. Louis Facebook page, or whatever means you choose, and make your wishes known. Then, get your like-minded friends to do the same. While audience requests are don't necessarily drive the booking process, they are a factor.