Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O to play Monday, December 8 at Joe's Cafe

Drummer Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O will be making a stop in St. Louis next month to perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, December 8 at Joe's Cafe, 6014 Kingsbury Ave. The show is being presented by Jazz St. Louis and "welcomed" by New Music Circle.

In addition to Wilson on drums (and jingle bells), Christmas Tree-O (pictured) also includes saxophonist/clarinetist Jeff Lederer and bassist Paul Sikivie. "Batting around holiday standards with a mischievous but sentimental air," according to the New York Times, the group recorded an eponymous album in 2010 for Palmetto Records, which you can sample via online streaming here.

Tickets for Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O are $20 for adults, $8 for students and "struggling music supporters," and are on sale now via the Jazz St. Louis box office and online. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, pending availability, but only with cash. (Note also that Joe's Cafe is a "house concert" venue, with no liquor license or food service, so patrons must "BYOB.")

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