Friday, September 25, 2015

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

Here's the latest wrap-up of assorted links and short news items of local interest:

* Singer Tony Bennett's performance last Saturday night at Lindenwood University was reviewed for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Dan Durchholz.

* This week's "Jazz St. Louis at 20" festivities at Jazz at the Bistro were previewed in articles in the Post-Dispatch and in Ladue News. Jazz St. Louis also has posted to Facebook some photos from Wednesday night's show featuring Christian McBride, Cyrus Chestnut, Gregory Hutchinson, Russell Malone, Terell Stafford, and Tim Warfield.

* Speaking of pictures, there's a photo set from last Saturday's Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival now online at the KDHX website.

* Singer-guitarist John Pizzarelli talked about his just-released album of Paul McCartney songs with KMOX radio's Charlie Brennan.

* A brief article in St. Louis magazine previews the upcoming season from New Music Circle.

* Music from the STL Free Jazz Collective (pictured) is included in the latest edition of Taran's Free Jazz Hour podcast.

* The Midwest Jazz-tette has produced and uploaded to YouTube a new promotional video/electronic press kit.

* Saxophonist Oliver Lake will be back in action next week with Trio 3 for three dates at the Blue Note in NYC. Lake, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Andrew Cyrille will be joined by a different guest pianist every night, with The Bad Plus' Ethan Iverson playing on Tuesday, Vijay Iyer on Wednesday, and Jason Moran on Thursday.

* A new exhibit at the Luminary Center for the Arts that includes posters, poetry chapbooks, and other materials from the Black Artists Group is the subject of a story on St. Louis Public Radio. Titled "The Marvelous is Free," the exhibit displays the BAG artifacts with "other art from The Black Arts Movement, Gay Rights Movement and the fight for Latino rights during the late 1960s and early ’70s," and will continue through November 6.

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