Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jazz this week: Erin Bode, Wine Dine & Jazz Festival, Chesterfield Jazz Festival, and more

This week's calendar of jazz and creative music performances in St. Louis includes an event celebrating the release of a popular singer's latest album, two free outdoor festivals taking place at opposite ends of the metro area, and more.

Let's go to the highlights....

Wednesday, June 22
The Chick Corea Trio with Christian McBride and Brain Blade will finish their sold-out two-night engagement at Jazz at the Bistro. 

If you're determined to hear them but don't already have tickets, you can check with the Jazz St. Louis box office for last-minute cancellations or returns, or get down to the Bistro early enough to stake out a spot in the first-floor lounge opposite the performance space, where you can watch a live video feed of the show.

Also on Wednesday, singer Feyza Eren will return to Evangeline's, and trumpeter Kasimu Taylor's trio will be holding down their weekly spot at The Dark Room.

Thursday, June 23
Saxophonist Dave Stone and his trio will make a rare appearance outside their usual South Grand stomping grounds, heading to the Central West End for a performance at Evangeline's.

Friday, June 24
Singer Erin Bode (pictured, top left) will celebrate the release of her latest CD, Here And Now, with the first of two nights of performances at Jazz at the Bistro. The album features Bode's interpretations of songs from an eclectic selection of writers including Irving Berlin and Frank Loesser, Rickie Lee Jones and Gerry Rafferty.

Also on Friday, the 2015 edition of the Wine, Dine & Jazz Festival begins in the public square in downtown Belleville with music from Ptah Williams, Bach to the Future, and blues guitarist and singer "Big" Mike Aguirre. The event is free and open to the public.

Elsewhere around town, Miss Jubilee plays a free outdoor concert at Ferguson Citywalk, and saxophonist Tim Cunningham will perform at Troy's Jazz Gallery.

Saturday, June 25
The Wine, Dine & Jazz Festival continues with sets from Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist and singer D’Erania Stampley (pictured, bottom left), the Funky Butt Brass Band, singer and pianist Anita Rosamond, and Soul Café.

Also on Saturday, the Chesterfield Jazz Festival will feature music from Bach to the Future, guitarist Matt Rowland, singer Kim Fuller with the Eric Slaughter Quartet, and more at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. The event is free and open to the public.

Elsewhere on Saturday afternoon, the Stan Coleman/Darrell Mixon Quartet will give the final jazz performance ever at the Tavern of Fine Arts, which is closing for good after service on Saturday evening.

That evening, the Kansas City based swing and "hot jazz" band A La Mode will play for dancers at the Casa Loma Ballroom, and trumpeter Jim Manley returns to One 19 North Tapas and Wine Bar.

Sunday, June 26
Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes will provide the music accompanying a newly instigated jazz brunch at The Boom Boom Room downtown, and the St. Louis Record & CD Collector Show will host their summer event at the usual location, the American Czech Hall on the south side.

Monday, June 27
Dizzy Atmosphere plays swing and Gypsy jazz at The Shaved Duck.

For more jazz-related events in and around St. Louis, please visit the St. Louis Jazz Notes Calendar, which can be found on the left sidebar of the site or by clicking here. You also can keep up with all the latest news by following St. Louis Jazz Notes on Twitter at or clicking the "Like" icon on the StLJN Facebook page.

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