Jazz St. Louis has announced that trumpeter Roy Hargrove's quintet will perform Wednesday, December 17 through Saturday, December 20 at Jazz at the Bistro. Hargrove's group will fill the dates originally scheduled for pianist Joe Sample, who died on September 12.
"We were all saddened by the passing of legendary pianist/keyboardist Joe Sample. His music, both with The Jazz Crusaders and after, touched many lives and left a lasting impression on the jazz world and beyond," said a statement released by Jazz St. Louis. "We will always remember his amazing week of shows at Jazz at the Bistro in March 2013 and wish we could see him perform once again this December."
It's been a while since Hargrove (pictured) has been in St. Louis - he was here with Herbie Hancock's Headhunters in 2005 at The Pageant, and according to Jazz St. Louis, he last played at the Bistro way back in August, 1999. The trumpeter's most recent albums as a leader are 2008's Earfood with his quintet and Emergence, a big band date that came out in 2009, though since then he also has guested on recordings by Jimmy Cobb, Marcus Miller, Angelique Kidjo, and Cyrille Aimée.
Ticket holders for Joe Sample can use their tickets for the corresponding day and time for the Hargrove quintet, or return them for a full refund by calling the Jazz St. Louis box office at 314-289-4030 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Tickets for the Roy Hargrove Quintet go on sale to Jazz St. Louis subscribers starting at 10:00 a.m. this Wednesday, October 29 and to the general public at 10:00 a.m. this Friday, October 31.