Jazz St. Louis has announce the summer 2010 schedule for Jazz at the Bistro, and it's a lineup filled with return appearances and weighted toward singers, with vocalists filling four of the nine summer weekends the Bistro will be open.
There also will be a couple of less-familiar faces, as smooth jazz saxophonist Tim Cunningham will play the club in June for the first time in recent memory, and the up-and-coming trumpeter Keyon Harrold (pictured) will make his Bistro debut as a leader with a CD release event in July.
Here's the schedule:
Friday, June 4 & Saturday, June 5: Brian Owens
Friday, June 11 Saturday, June 12: Denise Thimes
Friday, June 18 & Saturday, June 19: Tim Cunningham
Friday, June 25 & Saturday, June 26: Kim Massie
Thursday, July 1 - Saturday, July 3: Erin Bode CD release event
Friday, July 9 & Saturday, July 10: Good 4 the Soul
Friday, July 16 & Saturday, July 17: Reggie Thomas Trio
Friday, July 23 & Saturday, July 24: Legacy Jazz Quintet
Friday, July 30 & Saturday, July 31: Keyon Harrold Quartet CD release event
In addition to the CD release events for Bode and Harrold, two other shows will have themes, with Reggie Thomas playing the music of Duke Ellington and the Legacy Jazz Quintet playing "the music of the Harlem Renaissance," which I guess could mean just about any jazz recorded in New York during the 1920s and 1930s.
Tickets will be priced at $15 for Tim Cunningham and for the Legacy Jazz Quartet, and $20 for all the other performances. Tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, and can be purchased via Metrotix or by calling the Jazz St. Louis box office at 314-289-4030.
(Edited after posting to fix a typo.)