Friday, January 07, 2011

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

Here's this week's wrap-up of assorted links and short local news items of interest:

* The Bad Plus' bassist Reid Anderson was interviewed by Calvin Wilson for a brief article in Friday's Post-Dispatch, and you can read it online here. The Bad Plus continue at Jazz at the Bistro through Saturday.

* The RFT's Annie Zaleski reports that Pollstar has ranked The Pageant in St. Louis as the number four venue in the world in concert ticket sales for club venues, with more than 186,000 tickets sold last year.

* NPR now has archived online singer Dianne Reeves' New Year's Eve show from San Francisco, featuring St. Louisan Peter Martin on piano. You can listen to it here.

* The Celebrate St. Louis organization is soliciting ideas for entertainment at the 2011 Fair St. Louis. If you'd like to see some jazz with St. Louis roots on the riverfront during the fair - and how about a soul sax showcase with David Sanborn; a "hip-hop meets jazz" show with Russell Gunn or Keyon Harrold; the aforementioned Peter Martin and some of his famous friends; or just letting the great Hamiet Bluiett (pictured) do whatever the heck he feels like - let them know by sending an email to

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