Friday, January 25, 2013

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

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

* Trumpeter and singer Jeremy Davenport (pictured) is the subject of a profile by the Ladue News' Laura Graesser. Davenport will be back in St. Louis next Saturday, February 2 to perform at the Sheldon Concert Hall.

* St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts is offering more "Business Edge" workshops designed for artists, musicians and other creative types starting next month. Topics include "Artist As Bookkeeper" (Monday, February 11); "Art + Business" (Monday, February 25); "Perspectives on Publishing" (Monday, March 18); "Copyright Clinic" (Monday, April 8); and "Anatomy Of A Contract" (Monday, April 15). All workshops will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar. Tuition is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 314-863-6930 for more information, or download the enrollment form here

* Speaking of workshops, music marketing consultant Bob Baker will be presenting a "Guerrilla Music Marketing Online Masterclass" at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday, January 26 at Folk School, 3155 Sutton Blvd in Maplewood. The cost is $20 per person. For more information or to sign up, go here.

* Bassist Dave Holland, whose quintet will be in town next week to play Jazz at the Bistro, had a few words with the Post-Dispatch's Calvin Wilson. 

* The book Terry Tunes, which compiles sheet music for the original compositions of Clark Terry as well as technical tips for fellow trumpeters, is back in print and available from

* In this week's Miles Davis news, with Columbia/Legacy set to put out some previously unavailable European bootleg recordings of Davis' "Lost Quintet" of the late 1960s, the label has released on Facebook a video interview with Chick Corea in which the keyboardist discusses his time with Davis. There's also a short performance video excerpt from the accompanying DVD posted online. And while you're watching, perhaps you'd like to snack on chili prepared according to Davis' personal recipe.

* Some websites you may like: Lindy Hop St. Louis' Christian Frommelt is posting videos related to St. Louis jazz and blues on his YouTube channel; information on upcoming noise and experimental music shows in St. Louis is compiled at; and singer Joe Mancuso has started a Facebook group dedicated to St. Louis Live Jazz Performances.

* Cabaret Project of St. Louis has planned another "Town Hall" meeting for performers, presenters and fans at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23 at the Regional Arts Commission. For more information, send an email to

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