Jazz St. Louis, Metrotix today sent out an email including on-sale dates for a number of new shows in 2014 at Jazz at the Bistro.
According to said email, The Wee Trio, with St. Louis native Dan Loomis on bass, will be coming back to town in April to celebrate the release of their album recorded earlier this year at the Bistro, and trumpeter Terell Stafford (pictured) will close out the 2013-14 season in May by serving as special guest for a weekend of perofrmances with students from Jazz St. Louis' JazzU program.
As for local players, bassist Jahmal Nichols and singer/guitarist Tommy Halloran have been booked to make their Bistro debuts as bandleaders, and several other hometown favorites will make return appearances there during the winter and spring. Here's the schedule of additional concerts as currently listed by Metrotix.
Friday, January 17 & Saturday, January 18: Jahmal Nichols CD Release
Saturday, March 1: Willie Akins & Dave Venn
Friday, March 14 & Saturday, March 15: Phil Dunlap Quintet plays the music of Miles Davis
Friday, March 28 & Saturday, March 29: Jim Stevens & Good 4 the Soul play the music of David Sanborn
Friday, April 11 & Saturday, April 12: The Wee Trio CD Release Event celebrating Live at the Bistro
Tuesday, April 22: SIUE Concert Jazz Band/Alumni
Friday, April 25 & Saturday, April 26: Tommy Halloran's Guerilla Swing
Friday, May 9 & Saturday, May 10: "Great Guitars 2014" with Shaun Robinson & Eric Slaughter
Friday, May 23 & Saturday, May 24: JazzU with Terrell Stafford
All the performers will play sets at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., except for the SIUE Concert Jazz Band, who will play one show at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices are $5 for Terell Stafford and JazzU; $15 for the SIUE Concert Jazz Band; $25 for The Wee Trio, Akins & Venn, and Jim Stevens' Sanborn tribute; and $20 for all other performances. Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10:00 a.m. next Monday, December 2 via Metrotix.
Chris Botti @ Blue Note, NY
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