The new week brings news of two upcoming CD release events featuring musicians from the St. Louis area:
* Keyboardist Reggie Thomas will promote the release of his latest CD Four this Saturday, April 17 at Robbie's House of Jazz.
Four features Thomas on Hammond B-3 organ, along with trumpeter Clay Jenkins, guitarist Rick Haydon and drummer Gary Hobbs. Saturday's performance at Robbie's starts at 9:00 p.m., and admission is $10 at the door.
* Singer Lynne Fiddmont (pictured) returns home to celebrate the launch of her new CD Lady, a tribute to Billie Holiday, at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 23 at the Sheldon Concert Hall.
Fiddmont, who now lives in the Los Angeles area, has provided backing vocals for Stevie Wonder, Kirk Whalum, Phil Collins, George Duke, Patti Austin and many other well-known performers, and released her first solo CD Flow back in 2006. Her brother Keith Fiddmont, a jazz saxophonist and educator also now living in LA, will join her for the performance at the Sheldon. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased online here. For more information, call 314-473-6940 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.