Friday, October 12, 2012

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

Here's the latest wrap-up of assorted links and short local news items of interest:

* Saxophonist Branford Marsalis, in town yesterday to perform at the Sheldon Concert Hall's 100th anniversary celebration, also found time for a visit to Saxquest, as documented in some photos here.

* Speaking of anniversaries, the Sheldon isn't the only mainstay of the St. Louis music celebrating one this month. Community radio station KDHX is turning 25, and the Riverfront Times' Kiernan Maletsky has details on the station's new building in Grand Center and the birthday party set for this Sunday at Schlafly Bottleworks in an article here.

* And speaking of Marsalises, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is offering a 20% discount on tickets to hear Wynton Marsalis (pictured) and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra perform Wynton's "Swing Symphony" next Saturday, October 20 at Powell Symphony Hall. Details on the discount offer are here.

* The Post-Dispatch's Kevin Johnson has an article this week on “Sounds From the Soul,” a new exhibit at the Griot Museum of Black History featuring images of music icons including Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, and other jazz, blues and soul performers. The exhibit, which runs through November, includes photographs and illustrations from the William P. Gottlieb Collection and from German artist Wolfram Schramm.

* Jazz St. Louis has posted on YouTube some video of their recent youth concerts featuring Metta Quintet.

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