Thursday, July 15, 2010

Jazz this week: Reggie Thomas, Tom Byrne, World Percussion Theatre, and more

While there are no touring jazz or creative acts of note scheduled to be in St. Louis this mid-summer weekend, there are some local gigs happening over the next few days for which it may be worth braving the muggy, swamp-like weather. Here's a quick look at some highlights:

Tonight, guitarist Tom Byrne does a free concert with his quartet for the summer Jazz at Holmes series at Washington University.

Pianist Reggie Thomas (pictured) and his trio will play the music of Duke Ellington on Friday and Saturday night at Jazz at the Bistro, while Robbie's House of Jazz has singer Kim Massie on Friday and drummer Jerome "Scrooge" Harris' trio on Saturday.

Also on Friday and Saturday, the Presenters Dolan will feature singer Beverly Brennan in her cabaret show "St. Louie Woman" at the Kranzberg Arts Center.

On Sunday, Jazz Renaissance plays at Riddle's in the University City Loop; then on Monday, bassist David Certain's CertainBeat WorldBop returns to BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups; and on Tuesday night, it's the World Percussion Theatre performance at the Sheldon Concert Hall.

For more jazz-related events in St. Louis this weekend and beyond, 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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