Though it's been a relatively mild winter so far in St. Louis, many touring acts are still taking it easy this time of year, and not all local presenters are back up to full speed after the holiday break. Still, while this week's offerings of live jazz and creative music may be fewer in number than usual, you can count on StLJN to point you to the good stuff.
Let's go to the highlights...
Wednesday, January 13
Pianist Adaron "Pops" Jackson, often seen as one-fourth of the funk/jazz band Good 4 the Soul, steps into the spotlight on his own, leading a trio for a one-nighter at Jazz at the Bistro.
Thursday, January 14
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Group, an ad hoc band of clinicians assembled here this week to take part in educational residencies for Jazz St. Louis, performs for the first of two nights at the Bistro.
Friday, January 15
As part of their educational residencies, Jeff Hamilton will present a drum clinic and Terell Stafford a master class early on Friday afternoon. Both events will take in the practice rooms located above the Bistro in the Harold & Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz, and both are free and open to the public.
Then on Saturday evening, the Jim Manley/Randy Bahr All-Star Band plays at Nathalie's; and trumpeter Rob Endicott, who's played with Voodoo Blues Band, Javier Mendoza, and various other acts around town, gets an opportunity to lead his own group in a one-nighter at Jazz at the Bistro.
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