Trombonist Bill Watrous (pictured) is coming to St. Louis later this month to perform in a concert to be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 24, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral Auditorium, 3633 Lindell Blvd.
Watrous is a veteran of the big bands of Quincy Jones, Maynard Ferguson, Johnny Richards, and Woody Herman, as well as the live band for TV host Merv Griffin's talk show; the jazz-rock group Ten Wheel Drive; and his own big band, the Manhattan Wildlife Refuge. He'll be backed in St. Louis by The Big Little Big Band, an eleven-piece ensemble of local musicians led by trumpeter Scott Vignassi.
The concert is a fundraiser for the Scottish Rite Cathedral Preservation Association. General admission advance tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students with current student ID, and can be purchased by mail from Scottish Rite Cathedral Concert Series, 3633 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108. Tickets also will be available at the door for $25 each.