Monday, September 27, 2010

St. Louis musicians join forces
for two upcoming concerts

Catching up with our email inbox, StLJN recently received word of two upcoming shows featuring collaborative efforts from St. Louis musicians:

* Saxophonists Michael Anthony Fitzgerald and Readus Miller (pictured), keyboardist Jeremiah Allen and singer Anita Jackson will join forces for a concert at 7:00 p.m. this coming Sunday, October 3 at the Starlight Room, inside Lights On Broadway at 8350 N. Broadway.

The idea of putting several featured performers together in a package show seems to work well for many touring artists mining the same smooth jazz/R&B territory as these four St. Louisans, and hearing about this show makes one wonder why more local musicians haven't tried the same idea. Tickets for the Fitzgerald/Miller/Allen/Jackson "Jazz Cabaret on Broadway" are available online and at the Fox Theatre box office and all Metrotix locations, or for more information call 314-616-9418.

* Meanwhile, singer and philanthropist Mae Wheeler, ably abetted by longtime production manager AJ Dickerson, will present "Unforgettable Legends" at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 31 at the Sheldon Concert Hall.

Appropriately for Halloween, the show will feature St. Louis performers paying tribute to musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Mongo Santamaria, Michael Jackson, Lena Horne, and many more, with a talent roster including Oliver Johnson, Kim Massie, Steve Davis, Wendy Gordon, Carmen Emborski and plenty of others. Proceeds will benefit Wheeler's scholarship fund for C-average students, and tickets are on sale now via Metrotix.

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