Saturday, December 22, 2018

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Winter/spring 2019 jazz preview, part two

Today, it's the second installment of StLJN's winter/spring 2019 preview, featuring videos of noteworthy jazz and creative music performers who will be coming to St. Louis in the next few months. You can see part one here.

Picking up chronologically where last week's post left off, the first video up above features singer, actor and Belleville native Lea DeLaria, who will bring her cabaret show back home for performances on Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26 at Jazz St. Louis. The clip shows DeLaria doing an acapella version of "Cool" from West Side Story, as recorded earlier this year in a stairwell before her concert at City Recital Hall in Sydney, Australia.

After the jump, you can see videos featuring the members of the Bistro All-Stars, an ad hoc band featuring trumpeter Sean Jones, saxophonist Tia Fuller, vibraphonist Warren Wolf and St. Louis own Peter Martin on piano that will play Wednesday, January 30 through Sunday, February 3 at Jazz St. Louis.

The first of the four clips features Jones playing a piece called "The Ambitious Violet" with the Jazz at Lincoln Center-affiliated NYO Jazz orchestra at a concert on August 10, 2018 at Konzerthaus in Berlin, Germany.

Next, it's Fuller and her Diamond Cut Band playing "Svae Your Love For Me" at the 2018 Monterey Jazz Festival, followed by Wolf and his band Wolfpack playing Miles Davis' "Four" in 2017 at Dizzy's in Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Martin doing a solo version of "Sophisticated Lady" recorded this year at the HQ of his company Open Studio.

Today's final video features the Cuban-born pianist Chucho Valdes, who will bring his "Jazz Bata" quartet to St. Louis for performances on Tuesday, February 5 through Thursday, February 7 at Jazz St. Louis. Valdes and his group are seen here performing his composition "CongaDanza" in January 2018 at the Panama Jazz Festival.

Look for part three of the winter/spring 2019 jazz preview next week in this space. You can see the rest of today's videos after the jump...

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