Jazz St. Louis has announced three additional free events featuring The Bad Plus to be presented next week leading up to the group's previously announced Thursday night performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring at the Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade College Prep.
The first event, "Re-Imagining Stravinsky" is billed as "a lunchtime conversation/demonstration" with TBP's Ethan Iverson, Dave King, and Reid Anderson that will take place from noon to 1:00 p.m. next Monday, September 30 at the Tavern of Fine Arts.
Next up, "Inside the Creative Process: The Compositions of The Bad Plus" will be presented from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 1 at Webster University's Community Music School, in Room 11 of the main CMS building at 535 Garden Ave. For this event, Anderson, Iverson and King (pictured, from left) will "shed light on their music, concept, and compositions."
Then on Tuesday evening, a program called "New Directions in Improvised and Creative Music - The Future of Jazz: A Conversation Led by The Bad Plus" will be presented from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Blank Space, 2847 Cherokee St. The event will feature the three members of The Bad Plus in "a public conversation on the direction of jazz, improvised, and creative music."
All three events and the Thursday night performance are free and open to the public, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first served basis. For more information, call Jazz St. Louis at 314-289-4030.
(Edited after posting to correct Monday's date.)