The Jazz at Holmes series at Washington University has announced its schedule of free concerts for fall 2010.
The series begins this Thursday, September 9, with an outdoor performance in Brookings Quadrangle by the St. Louis Nu-Jazz Quintet, which includes trumpeter Randy Holmes, saxophonist Jason Swagler, guitarist Eric Slaughter, bassist Jeff Anderson, and drummer Miles Vandiver.
This fall's Jazz at Holmes series also will feature the St. Louis debut of the German-born, Zurich-based saxophonist Nicole Johänntgen (pictured), who will perform on Thursday, October 7. Based on the clips found on her MySpace and YouTube pages, Johänntgen seems to work mostly in a funk/fusion style. (Meanwhile, her promo pics suggest she's going for a slice of Candy Dulfer's audience. Not that there's anything wrong with that...)
Here's the complete Jazz at Holmes schedule for fall 2010:
Thursday, September 9: St. Louis Nu-Jazz Quintet
Thursday, September 16: Reggie Thomas plays the music of Thelonious Monk
Thursday, October 7: Nicole Johänntgen
Thursday, October 21: Ptah Williams, Bill Lenihan, Eric Stiller, and Miles Vandiver play the music of Herbie Hancock
Thursday, October 28: Steve Schenkel with Carolbeth True, Ric Vice, and Kevin Gianino
Thursday, November 4: Scott Alberici
Thursday, November 11: Danny Campbell, Jeff Anderson, and Jason Swagler play music from Miles Davis' Kind of Blue
Thursday, November 18: Ptah Williams Trio
Thursday, December 2: Willie Akins plays the music of John Coltrane
Jazz at Holmes concerts take place from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. most Thursdays while school is in session. Holmes Lounge is located in Ridgley Hall on the west side of Brookings Quadrangle, near the intersection of Brookings and Hoyt drives. The concerts are free and open to the public.
(Updated 9/7/10 to add a link, correct typos & fix a formatting problem.)
Blake Aaron Christmas
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