Jazz at Holmes series of concerts at Washington University has announced their schedule for the fall semester of 2016.
With eleven concerts on ten dates starting this Thursday, September 8 and ending the first week in December, the Fall 2016 series will feature local musicians plus homecoming visits from several St. Louis expats of note, including pianist Jay Oliver, multi-instrumentalist J.D. Parran, singer Jan Shapiro, and bassist Dan Loomis of The Wee Trio (pictured), who will be touring this fall in support of their fifth album Wee + 3.
The series also will feature a tribute to the 30th anniversary of the release of Round Midnight, a dramatic film by French director Bernard Tavernier that starred saxophonist Dexter Gordon as a thinly disguised version of himself.
Here's the complete schedule for the semester:
Thursday, September 8: Ptah Williams, William Lenihan & Steve Davis
Thursday, September 15: Todd Mosby Group
Thursday, September 22: William Lenihan/Jay Oliver Quartet (4:00 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum)
Thursday, September 22: Dave Venn Trio (preceded by "History of the Piano Trio and St. Louis Pianists," a lecture from professor Henry Ettman at 6:00 p.m. in the Goldberg Formal Lounge, Danforth University Center.)
Thursday, October 6: Vince Varvel Group
Thursday, October 13: George Sams & J.D. Parran
Thursday, October 20: Nick Savage Quintet
Thursday, November 3: The Wee Trio
Thursday, November 10: Mark Holland Group
Thursday, November 17: Jazz and Film: 30th Anniversary of Bernard Tavernier's Round Midnight
Thursday, December 1: Jan Shapiro
All concerts are free and open to the public and, except for Thursday, September 22, will begin at 8:00 p.m. in Holmes Lounge, Ridgley Hall, which is located on Washington University’s campus at the west end of the Brookings Quadrangle, near the intersection of Brookings and Hoyt drives.
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