Jazz St. Louis has just released information on the summer 2012 schedule for Jazz at the Bistro. The lineup feature mostly local acts, with two touring musicians and the return of a couple of favorite expats thrown in for good measure.
One of the touring musicians is saxophonist Tim Warfield, who will be a guest performer with the student musicians from JSL's JazzU program when they open the summer season on Friday, June 1 and Saturday June 2.
Also of note, guitarist Charlie Hunter (pictured) will be making a return visit to the Bistro this summer, performing on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23. And former St. Louisans Reggie and Mardra Thomas, the husband-and-wife piano/vocal team who moved last summer to Michigan, will return home to play the Bistro on Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7.
Here's the complete summer schedule:
Friday, June 1 & Saturday, June 2: JazzU with special guest Tim Warfield
Friday, June 8 & Saturday, June 9: Erin Bode
Friday, June 15 & Saturday, June 16: Tim Cunningham
Friday, June 22 & Saturday, June 23: Charlie Hunter Duo
Friday, June 29 & Saturday, June 30: Denise Thimes
Friday, July 6 & Saturday, July 7: Reggie & Mardra Thomas
Friday, July 13 & Saturday, July 14: Good 4 The Soul
Friday, July 20 & Saturday, July 21: Willie Akins/Montez Coleman Group
Friday, July 27 & Saturday, July 28: Musica Slesa
Depending on the show, ticket prices for Jazz at the Bistro's summer schedule range from $20 to $30 for adults and $10 to $15 for students. Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 8 via Metrotix.