This week's list of jazz and creative music performances in and around St. Louis is relatively short, in part because some presenters are still on holiday, and in part because several local venues that regularly present jazz have yet to publish their schedules for the new month beginning on Friday.
So, while the StLJN calendar will be updated with new information as soon as it comes in, there still are some noteworthy performances to talk about, including a list of jazz-related options for New Year's Eve. Let's go to the highlights...
Thursday, December 31
Looking at new Year's Eve offering by geogrpahy, starting with downtown, the Funky Butt Brass Band will perform at the Broadway Oyster Bar, and the Coleman Hughes Project with singer Adrienne Felton will be the featured New Year's Eve entertainment at Voce.
In Grand Center, The Dark Room will present a jazz jam involving musicians featured in regular weekly gigs there, including guitarist Slaughter, bassist Darrell Mixon, pianist Adam Maness, and more.
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