Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"Jazz 101" class with Greg Osby
set for Thursday, April 9

Jazz St. Louis will present another of its "Jazz 101" classes at 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9 at Jazz at the Bistro.

The "Jazz 101" series is designed to help listeners of all ages and musical backgrounds to better understand jazz. For April's class, "Understanding The Blues," JSL director of education Phil Dunlap will discuss the blues' origins and structure and the difference between blues and jazz, and will play various musical selections as examples.

Sitting in as a special guest for the class will be saxophonist and St. Louis native Greg Osby (pictured), who will be in town that week for an educational residency with JSL and performances at the Bistro on Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11. Admission to the "Jazz 101" class is $10 at the door.

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