Friday, January 16, 2015

Pollstar: Ramsey Lewis returning Friday, March 13 & Saturday, March 14 to perform
at Jazz at the Bistro

The touring information service Pollstar today added listings showing pianist Ramsey Lewis performing on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 at Jazz at the Bistro.

As it happens, those two dates are among those this winter and spring for which Jazz St. Louis still has yet to announce any bookings for the Bistro, so that much fits with what's already known.

Add in that Pollstar now is showing the dates both on Lewis' page and on the Bistro's, plus the service's near-spotless record of accuracy, and this one looks like a done deal. That said, as always, listings on Pollstar should be considered unconfirmed until officially announced by the presenter or venue.

Lewis (pictured) last played in St. Louis with his electric band in November 2011 at the Bistro. His most recent album, Taking Another Look, came out that same year, and Lewis' syndicated radio program continues to air on stations around the country.

While any on-sale date for Ramsey Lewis tickets obviously also is TBA until Jazz St. Louis makes an official announcement, we can tell you that the Bosman Twins now are promoting Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 as dates for a CD release event at the Bistro, with an on-sale date for tickets announced as on Wednesday, February 4.

(That suggests some sort of announcement about the winter/spring schedule will take place before that date, although we can't confirm that either, as emails to Jazz St. Louis asking about those remaining unfilled winter/spring dates so far have gone unanswered.)

In related news, Miss Jubilee recently created a Facebook event for gigs on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at the Bistro. Again, those dates and the ones announced by the Bosmans still are officially unfilled on the Bistro's own calendar as of this writing.

As soon as there's some sort of official announcement and/or further details on these shows (and/or the rest of the Bistro's winter/spring schedule), StLJN will have the info for you right here.

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