This holiday weekend isn't a particularly busy one for the jazz and creative music calendar in St. Louis, but even so, there are some noteworthy shows happening around town over the next few days that you may want to know about.
Let's go to the highlights...
Friday, November 25
Trumpeter, singer and U City native Jeremy Davenport returns home for the first of two nights of his annual Thanksgiving weekend gig at Jazz at the Bistro.
Davenport (pictured), who spends most of the year leading the house band at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans, frequently sells out these homecoming gigs, but as of this writing on Friday morning, there still seem to be some tickets available.
Monday, November 28
Fans of free improv and/or noise will want to check out a rare early-week gig featuring the duo of Kawabata Makoto, guitarist for Japanese psychedelic rock band Acid Mother Temple, and improvising percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani at Foam, with Vernacular String Trio and Oxherding opening.
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