Jazz St. Louis has announced that the second annual Richard McDonnell Memorial Concert will take place starting at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 24 at Jazz at the Bistro.
The concert will feature performances by St. Louis musicians including Peter Martin, Funky Butt Brass Band, Adam Maness, Bob DeBoo, Eric Slaughter, Montez Coleman, Jesse Gannon, and more.
McDonnell (pictured), who died suddenly on February 8, 2014, was a long-time board member of Jazz St. Louis; founder and owner of the St. Louis based independent record label MAXJAZZ; and a well-liked and near-ubiquitous presence around the local jazz scene.
Tickets for the 2015 Richard McDonnell Memorial Concert are $25 for general admission, $100 for VIP reserved seats, and are on sale now. All the musicians are donating their time so that all proceeds from the concert can go towards a scholarship fund for student musicians in McDonnell’s name.