Thursday, June 12, 2014

Jazz this week: Dave Scott & Jason Swagler, Denise Thimes, The Bosman Twins, St. Louis Big Band, and more

Here's a look at some of the most noteworthy jazz and creative music performances coming up over the next few days in and around St. Louis....

Tonight, California-based trumpeter Dave Scott, whose credits include gigs with Boz Scaggs, Toto, Michael Feinstein, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and numerous others, will be in town to join forces with saxophonist Jason Swagler for a performance at the Kranzberg Arts Center; and guitarist Todd Mosby plays at Seedz Cafe.

On Friday, vocalist Erika Johnson will take the stage at Voce, while the singing sisters Feyza Eren and Ayse Eren will be accompanied by guitarist Dave Black at The Wine Press.

Also on Friday, singer Joe Mancuso, trumpeter Jim Manley and pianist Arthur Toney will team up to perform at Robbie's House of Jazz; Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes play at Nathalie's; the Funky Butt Brass Band returns to the Broadway Oyster Bar; and Second Generation Swing plays for dancers at the Casa Loma Ballroom.

On Saturday, the Bosman Twins (pictured), singer Denise Thimes, and percussionist Herman Semidey's Latin Fire Ensemble will be the headliners of Gitana Productions' “Karamu: Fiesta of Latin and African American Music” at Union Avenue Christian Church in the Central West End.

Also on Saturday, pianist Carolbeth True plays at the Mahogany Grille in the Omni Majestic Hotel downtown; the WirePilots will perform at the Tavern of Fine Arts; and guitarist Larry Brown, Jr. returns to Robbie's House of Jazz.

Then on Sunday, saxophonist Jim Stevens will play a matinee at Chandler Hill Winery in Defiance; guitarist Tom Byrne and saxophonist Sam Hargadine will be at the Schlafly Brewery and Tap Room downtown; and Miss Jubilee performs at Nathalie's.

Looking beyond the weekend, on Tuesday the Coleman Hughes Project with Adrienne Felton will play a "Juneteenth" show in the Great Hall of the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park; and the St. Louis Big Band will perform for the "Notes From Home" series at the Sheldon Concert Hall.

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