* The Baylor Project, featuring drummer (and St. Louis' own) Marcus Baylor and his wife, singer Jean Baylor, will make their Washington, DC debut as a band next Tuesday, October 14 at the city's famed Blues Alley club.
* Another St. Louis native, bassist Dan Loomis of The Wee Trio, has a new album out with his "other" band, the quartet Spoke. Their third outing, titled (R)anthems, features a dozen tracks, including originals as well as an eclectic collection of covers including the Beatles' "Blackbird," Rufus' "Tell Me Something Good," and "I Only Have Eyes For You."
* Saxophonist Oliver Lake recently took his big band to Pittsburgh for the 10th annual concert of jazz and poetry at the venue City of Asylum. You can watch the show in its entirety (including poets) here.
* Euclid Records in Webster Groves will hold their semi-annual sidewalk sale from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, featuring live music and thousands of used LPs, CDs and DVDs priced to move.
* In related news, Yamaha is touting the fact that their pianos are the instruments of choice at the new Bistro and in Jazz St. Louis' adjacent classrooms (which are still under construction); and the club took delivery this week on a new custom drum kit hand-made by Jeff Schaefer, a St. Charles builder/refurbisher/tech known professionally as The Reapercussionist.
* Jazz radio update: This Saturday on Radio Arts Foundation - St. Louis' “Somethin’ Else,” host Calvin Wilson gets into the music of pianist Keith Jarrett's 1970s quartets. Listen in at 8:00 p.m. on 107.3 FM, 96.3 HD-2, and online at http://www.rafstl.org/listen.
Meanwhile, on this week's edition on WSIE's "Jazz Talk," hosts Dick Ulett, Mike Silverman and Rob Silverman will talk with drummer Kaleb Kirby. The program is broadcast from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sundays on 88.7 FM and also can be heard online.