Saturday, December 31, 2016

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase:
Winter/spring 2017 jazz preview, part three

The final Saturday Video Showcase of 2016 is devoted to part three of StLJN's winter/spring 2017 preview, featuring looks at the various jazz and creative music performers who will be visiting here over the next few months. (The preview posts cover the acts in chronological order of their appearances here; you can see part one here and part two here.)

First up today is the funky prog-fusion outfit Tauk, who will be performing on Wednesday, March 8 at the Old Rock House. They're seen up above performing their song "Friction" in 2015 at the studio inside the Daily Camera newsroom in Boulder, Colorado.

After the jump, you'll see a video of drummer Jeff Hamilton's trio. Hamilton will be in St. Louis for a one-nighter on Thursday, March 9 at Jazz at the Bistro, and is seen here with pianist Tamir Hendelman and bassist Christoph Luty playing a full set in May, 2015 at Dizzy's Club in NYC's Jazz at Lincoln Center.

The next clip features trumpeter Etienne Charles, a New Orleans native who will be bringing his show "Creole Soul" on Saturday, March 11 to the Sheldon Concert Hall. Charles is seen here performing a full set recorded in May of this year at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

Longtime St. Louis favorite Ann Hampton Callaway also will be back this spring for a four-night engagement starting Wednesday, March 15 and continuing through Saturday, March 18 at the Bistro. The video of the singer/pianist seen here features her version of "Someone To Watch Over Me" as recorded in march 2016 at the studios of KNKX (then known as KPLU) in Tacoma, WA.

New Music Circle will continue their season with a concert from cellist Erik Friedlander's Black Phoebe Trio on Thursday, March 16 at The Stage at KDHX. In the fourth video after the jump, you can see the group, which features keyboardist Shoko Nagai and percussionist Satoshi Takeishi along with Friedlander, performing in August 2014 at the Saalfelden Jazzfestival in Saalfelden, Austria.

Today's penultimate clip features singer/guitarist Madeleine Peyroux, who's returning for a show on Sunday, March 26 at the Old Rock House. The video features her version of Lee Dorsey's "Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky (From Now On)" as performed on her most recent album Secular Hymns, which was released in September on the Impulse! label.

Wrapping up today's preview, you can see a video of the eclectic electro-acoustic quintet Kneebody performing a full set at the 2014 Jazz a la Villette in France. They'll be playing here in St. Louis from Wednesday, March 29 through Saturday, April 1 at Jazz at the Bistro.

Look for part four of the winter/spring 2017 jazz preview next week in this space. You can see the rest of today's videos after the jump...

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