AACM Pianist Ann E. Ward Dies at 67
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"On Sunday evening I snuck down to Jazz at the Bistro for the last set of Gregory Porter's show. As excited as I was to hear Gregory perform, I was just as enthusiastic to see Emanuel Harrold on drums."* Saxophonist and former St. Louisan David Sanborn and keyboardist Bob James (who grew up in the northwest Missouri town of Marshall) are among first musicians to sign to the reborn OKeh label, newly revived under Sony Masterworks.
"Emanuel and his brother Keyon were second set regulars during my tenure at the Bistro. "Back in the day" students could come in for second sets for just $10 and the smart ones took advantage of this. Fast forward to 2013, both Emanuel and Keyon are a part of the Grammy-nominated "Be Good". And I can't help but think how much Barbara Rose would have LOVED this part of the story! Something tells me she's enjoying the show from her listening room in the sky."