Friday, December 11, 2015

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

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

* Guitarist and singer Tommy Halloran's new album State Streets was reviewed by the Riverfront Times' Christian Schaeffer.

* Composer and sound artist Chris Kallmyer, who's based in Los Angeles, created a piece of music this fall for the Pulitzer Arts Foundation that was performed with bells made from clay dug in the St. Louis area, and now you can hear a recording of that composition via a report from St. Louis Public Radio.

* Saxophonist Oliver Lake has posted to Facebook a set of photos from his gig with bassist William Parker and drummer Dieter Ulrich last week in Luzern, Switzerland.

* A recent workshop and perofrmance by drummer Dave Weckl (pictured) in Dubai was the subject of a feature story in the Khaleej Times (via Yahoo News).

* Singer Tony Viviano was interviewed about his Frank Sinatra 100th birthday tribute show tonight by the Post-Dispatch's Kevin Johnson.

* St. Louis-based Entertainment Cruise Productions announced the debut of The Contemporary Jazz Cruise, a luxury full-ship charter that will feature performances by Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, Terence Blanchard, Gregory Porter, Dianne Reeves, Joshua Redman, Robert Glasper Trio, Chucho Valdes, The Bad Plus, Lalah Hathaway, Marcus Miller, Candy Dulfer, and more.

The cruise aboard the ship Celebrity Summit will sail February 4-11, 2017 from Ft Lauderdale, traveling to the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.

* KDHX has added to their website a page collecting their reviews, photos, and other coverage of St. Louis cabaret performances.

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