As if what happened to the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series this week wasn't scary enough, it's also Halloween - but fortunately, there will be plenty of spirited jazz and creative music on local stages over the next few days to chase away any lingering bad vibes. Let's go to the highlights...
Tomorrow night, longtime local favorites the Bosman Twins(pictured) open a two-night engagement at Jazz at the Bistro. For more about the saxophone-playing brothers, check out Terry Perkins' preview story for the St. Louis Beacon. Word is that the early shows are near sellouts, so if you're planning on attending, it'd be best to call ahead for reservations.
Also on Friday, Noisefest, the annual celebration of things that go skronk, boom, hum, and bleep, kicks off its tenth anniversary with the first of three nights of concerts at Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center. In addition to the evening concerts, this year's event also includes a program on Sunday afternoon devoted to experimental video. For more on the schedule and the extensive roster of performers, see this post from earlier in the week.
Elsewhere around town on Friday, members of Dizzy Atmosphere, Hot Club Caravan and Swing Set will convene for a "Hot Club Gypsy Jazz Summit" at the Kranzberg Arts Center; and Lindy Hop St. Louis presents their monthly "West End Stomp" swing dance at the Mahler Ballroom with live music from Coco Rico.
On Saturday, pianist Peter Martin resumes his eponymous series at the Sheldon Concert Hall, this time presenting a "Blue Note Records Celebration" featuring guitarist Peter Bernstein. Bernstein has played with Diana Krall, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Sonny Rollins and many others, and, appropriately, toured with the all-star ensemble Blue Note 7 a few years back to promote the label's 70th anniversary. For more about Bernstein and some video samples of his playing, consult this post from last Saturday.
Also on Sunday, the Community Women Against Hardship will hold a gala event at the Sheldon celebrating their 25th Anniversary, featuring a performance by singer Oleta Adams. Any remaining tickets will be available online until Friday, and then at the Fox Theatre box office until Sunday afternoon.
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