Jazz at Holmes series at Washington University has announced their schedule of free concerts for Fall 2013.
The series begins on Thursday, September 12 with trumpeter Randy Holmes performing the music of saxophonist, composer and St. Louis native Oliver Nelson.
Other highlights of the semester will include an appearance by Italian pianist Antonio Figura (September 12); a tribute to St. Louis drummer Joe Charles (October 24); and a collaborative event involving choreographer Ashley Tate and company (November 14), which was rescheduled after a postponement this past spring.
Though born in Sicily, Figura (pictured) actually is something of a Wash U veteran, presenting seminars there from 2003 to 2007 and performing in 2005 on the Jazz at Holmes series with the band Cyclo.
Here's the complete lineup of concerts:
Thursday, September 12: Randy Holmes plays the music of Oliver Nelson
Thursday, September 19: Chad Evans Quartet
Thursday, September 26: Antonio Figura Trio with William Lenihan and Steve Davis
Thursday, October 3: Eric Slaughter/Tom Byrne Quartet
Thursday, October 10: Three Tenors of St. Louis: Freddie Washington, Willie Akins & Paul DeMarinis
Thursday, October 24: A Tribute to Joe Charles
Thursday, November 7: Jeff Anderson Quartet
Thursday, November 14: Freedom Jazz Dance - Ashley Tate Dance Company
Thursday, November 21: Carolbeth True Trio
Thursday, December 5: Washington University Jazz Students Performance
Presented most Thursday evenings when school is in session, the Jazz at Holmes concerts are free and open to the public. Concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. in Holmes Lounge, Ridgley Hall, located on Washington University’s campus at the west end of the Brookings Quadrangle, near the intersection of Brookings and Hoyt drives.