As 2015 comes to a close, it's time to take a look back some of the jazz-related stories that made news in St. Louis during the last year.
While there was no big event on the scale of Jazz St. Louis' opening of a new headquarters in 2014, generally speaking there were three types of content that drew the most readers over the last 12 months: "Music Education Monday" posts; Saturday Video Showcases, especially those featuring musicians who haven't played St. Louis much before; and, sadly but inevitably, obituaries.
The unveiling of the Miles Davis statue in Alton and news about Don Cheadle's film Miles Ahead also attracted considerable reader interest, but it was spread across so many "Miles On Monday" posts that only one of those managed to make it into the top 30 most-read posts. Note also that because the recurring "Jazz this week," "Sunday Session" and "So What: Local News, Notes & Links" news roundup posts typically deal with multiple subjects, they've been excluded from the list below.
So, without further preamble, here are the 30 most-read posts on St. Louis Jazz Notes during 2015: