Friday, February 10, 2012

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

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

* The Post-Dispatch has brief features on two pianists appearing in St. Louis this weekend. Robert Glasper, who's playing Jazz at the Bistro tonight and tomorrow, was interviewed by Kevin Johnson, and Chucho Valdés (pictured), who's at the Sheldon Concert Hall tomorrow night, had a few words (through a translator) with Calvin Wilson.

* After being hospitalized since October, trumpet legend and and St. Louis native Clark Terry finally is back home again and resting up. You can read the latest on his condition in a blog entry from Terry's wife Gwen.

* KDHX has posted online some photos of last Wednesday's performance by Dr. Lonnie Smith at Jazz at the Bistro taken by the station's Wil Wander.

* Ladue News has an article by Diane Alt relating a brief history of Jazz St. Louis and plugging JSL's upcoming fundraising gala.

* And completing today's trilogy of Jazz St. Louis-related items, JSL is looking for an intern who's seeking college credit and/or hand-on work experience in a not-for-profit organization. Get the details at

* City Music and Education Center in Crestwood will inaugurate a new series of Friday night in-store performances on March 16 with a concert by guitarist Dave Black. If you're a musician interested in being included in the series, contact Brian Vaccaro at or 314-961-8700.

* Singer Erin Bode has a new single, inspired by a young heart patient at St. Louis Children's Hospital, and both singer and subject were featured in a story this week from local NBC affiliate KSDK's Mike Bush.

* Pianist Mike Silverman (of the Classical Jazz Quartet and U City Jazz Festival) sends word that sheet music of his piano compositions now can be purchased online.

* The St. Louis Jewish Light has an article by student journalist and musician Jake Weisman spotlighting Israeli jazz musicians including Anat Cohen, who will be performing next week at Jazz at the Bistro.

* Trumpeter and St. Louis native Keyon Harrold, back home this week to perform at the Scottrade Center with Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour," got lots of press coverage while in town. In addition to his interview with yr. humble StLJN editor published by the Riverfront Times' RFT Music Blog, Harrold also was interviewed or featured on KMOX radio, local Fox affiliate KTVI, the Post-Dispatch, and

No comments: