Friday, January 15, 2016

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

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

* The Pageant once again has made Pollstar's list of best-attended concert clubs worldwide, finishing seventh in total ticket sales in the online tour information service's club rankings for 2015.

* Trumpeter Rob Endicott's gig tomorrow night at Jazz at the Bistro is previewed by St. Louis magazine.

* The financial troubles of community radio station KDHX are the subject of music editor Daniel Hill's cover story in this week's Riverfront Times.

* Jazz St. Louis has posted to Facebook an album of photos from this week's educational residencies by trumpeter Terell Stafford, tuba player Bob Stewart, drummer Jeff Hamilton and saxophonist Todd Williams.

* London Jazz News has some photos from a recent gig by saxophonist and Webster University alumnus Chris Cheek at the Hidden Rooms in Cambridge.

* Guitarist Kelvyn Bell's latest album St. Louis Blu is now available in CD format as well as a digital download. Bell (pictured) also was interviewed last night on the "Thirsty Records" podcast produced by Philadelphia-based Gashouse Radio.

* Drummer Dave Weckl's Acoustic Band will be back on the road later this month, performing in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Oakland. and Seattle.

* Drummer Ronnie Burrage is set to team up once again with one of the most prominent living members of the 1960s jazz avant garde, joining forces with saxophonist and NEA 2016 Jazz Master Award winner Archie Shepp for a concert on January 30 at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT.

The two have been musical associates for years, recording together most recently on Shepp's 2003 album Tomorrow Will Be Another Day. A 2002 gig including Burrage also appears on the live half of Shepp's 2007 release Gemini.

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