Friday, October 23, 2015

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

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

* The late trumpeter and St. Louis native Clark Terry is being honored with a 900 square foot painting on a building in the Carondelet neighborhood. Per a story on local Fox affiliate KTVI (Channel 2), artist Ray Harvey grew up in the area and was commissioned by the Carondelet Community Betterment Federation to design and paint the mural (pictured), which can be seen at the corner of South Broadway and Schirmer.

* Shanara Gabrielle's show last week for the Gaslight Cabaret Festival was reviewed by Mark Bretz of Ladue News and Chuck Lavazzi of KDHX. Lavazzi also weighed in with a review of Maxine Linehan's festival performance.

* The St. Louis Big Band celebrated their fifth anniversary as an ensemble, and have posted to Facebook an album of photos from the party.

* Speaking of photo albums, Lindy Hop St. Louis has posted one to Facebook collecting pix from their recent "Enchantment Under The Sea" dance.

* Just in time for the holidays, saxophonist Rev. Cliff Aerie and trumpeter Tim Osiek of the Oikos Ensemble have published Worship in a New Key: Jazz Christmas Carols, the second book of musical arrangements in their Worship Jazz series, plus two scripts for "Jazz Nativity" programs that can be be used for concert presentations or adapted for worship services.

* Jazz St. Louis is looking for a part-time box office assistant to work 15 to 20 hours a week. For more information about the job and how to apply, see their website.

* Theatrical producers Fox Associates are opening a new nightspot, the Curtain Call Lounge, in the storefront space on Grand immediately adjacent to the Fox Theatre's front door. A story about the bar in St. Louis magazine suggests that live music will be added in the near future.

* Harris Stowe State University and the Don and Heide Wolff Jazz Institute inducted six musicians and one "jazz advocate" into their St. Louis Jazz Hall of Fame in ceremonies held Sunday night as part of the HSSU alumni gala at the Ferring Jazz Bistro. The honorees included vocalist Mae Wheeler and guitarist Eddie Fisher, both inducted posthumously, along with saxophonists Dwayne Bosman and Dwight Bosman of the Bosman Twins, pianists Ptah Williams and Herb Drury, and broadcaster Don Wolff.

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