Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Jazz at Holmes series announces
Fall 2016 concert schedule

The Jazz at Holmes series of concerts at Washington University has announced their schedule for the fall semester of 2016.

With eleven concerts on ten dates starting this Thursday, September 8 and ending the first week in December, the Fall 2016 series will feature local musicians plus homecoming visits from several St. Louis expats of note, including pianist Jay Oliver, multi-instrumentalist J.D. Parran, singer Jan Shapiro, and bassist Dan Loomis of The Wee Trio (pictured), who will be touring this fall in support of their fifth album Wee + 3.

The series also will feature a tribute to the 30th anniversary of the release of Round Midnight, a dramatic film by French director Bernard Tavernier that starred saxophonist Dexter Gordon as a thinly disguised version of himself.

Here's the complete schedule for the semester:

Thursday, September 8: Ptah Williams, William Lenihan & Steve Davis
Thursday, September 15: Todd Mosby Group
Thursday, September 22: William Lenihan/Jay Oliver Quartet (4:00 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum)
Thursday, September 22: Dave Venn Trio (preceded by "History of the Piano Trio and St. Louis Pianists," a lecture from professor Henry Ettman at 6:00 p.m. in the Goldberg Formal Lounge, Danforth University Center.)

Thursday, October 6: Vince Varvel Group
Thursday, October 13: George Sams & J.D. Parran
Thursday, October 20: Nick Savage Quintet

Thursday, November 3: The Wee Trio
Thursday, November 10: Mark Holland Group
Thursday, November 17: Jazz and Film: 30th Anniversary of Bernard Tavernier's Round Midnight

Thursday, December 1: Jan Shapiro

All concerts are free and open to the public and, except for Thursday, September 22, will begin at 8:00 p.m. in Holmes Lounge, Ridgley Hall, which is located on Washington University’s campus at the west end of the Brookings Quadrangle, near the intersection of Brookings and Hoyt drives.

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