The start of the month usually brings a flurry of gig announcements, and in recent days StLJN's inbox has been hit by news of several shows of interest:
* NYC free-jazz saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey, who both will be in town for New Music Circle's season-ending showcase on Tuesday, May 20, also will take part in an event NMC has added to the schedule at 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 19 at Blank Space, 2847 Cherokee.
Laubrock and Rainey will perform separate sets of improvised music and collaborate with local players including Mabel Suen (sax/guitar), Alex Cunningham (violin), Dave Stone (saxophone), and Joshua Weinstein (upright bass). The performance is free and open to the public.
* Steel pan player Jonathan Scales and his band Fourchestra will bring their jazz fusion sound back to the Kranzberg Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24. Tickets are $10, $5 for students with ID.
* NYC-based sax phenom Adam Larson returns to St. Louis to perform at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 24 at Robbie's House of Jazz, with support from Peter Schlamb (vibraphone), Nathan Pence (bass) and Joe Hibbs (drums). Admission is $10, $5 for students with ID, in advance via the club's website or at the door.