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March Music Heats Up St. Louis

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It's been a LONG winter in St. Louis. And even though it's officially March, we're enduring yet one more cold front threatening to drop several inches of snow on us. Maybe if it hadn't been 75 degrees this past weekend, it wouldn't be so hard to get through this--hopefully--last blast of winter. Thankfully, there were some hot musical highlights over the past couple of months that have brightened up the area jazz scene. The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra ...

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St. Louis Swings into September

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Yes, jazz is still happening in St. Louis, despite the fact I didn't write a column in August. Which brings up the question... if the local daily decides to write about Nelly buying a new ride to some hippity-hoppin exclusive party instead of the concert at the Fox Theater featuring a very nice double bill of Chris Botti opening for Diana Krall in late August... does that mean that music never really happened? Somehow, I can still remember ...

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St. Louis Jazz Offerings Heat Up With the Weather

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July is usually a slow time for jazz in the St. Louis area, but this year there are a few more choices than usual. Jazz at the Bistro has extended its season through June and into July, and Finale is presenting several worthwhile jazz events as well.

The Greg Osby Four come to the bistro on Friday and Saturday, July 6th and 7th. It's a homecoming for St. Louis native Osby, who will also feature young area native ...

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Spring Music... and Memories

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It's been a strange spring weather-wise in the St. Louis area, but the music scene has seen plenty of highlights over the past couple of months. The Pat Metheny/Brad Mehldau concert at the Sheldon Concert Hall in early April was outstanding, and recent appearances by Ahmad Jamal and Mulgrew Miller at Jazz at the Bistro. over the past few weeks were memorable as well.

Now both the Sheldon and the Bistro are into the final weeks of their ...

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Late March and Early April Jazz Highlights

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This column may be a little late for March... but on the positive side, it's early for April. I'm thinking ahead, realizing that I'm going to be a little pre-occupied the next few weeks pulling together assorted invoices, receipts and forms and instructions in my annual effort to make sense of paying taxes as a self-employed freelance writer and producer. So let's move on quickly to the St. Louis area jazz highlights from mid-March through the end of April... because ...

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Hot Jazz in the February Deep Freeze

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The deep freeze has settled in big time in the St. Louis area over the past couple of weeks. And temperatures and wind chill factors in the single digits--occasionally with a minus sign in front--certainly don't encourage jazz fans to bundle up and head out into the bitter cold to catch some live music. But for those willing to make the effort, there's certainly plenty of good stuff to hear in local clubs and concert halls this month. ...

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2007 Finally Arrives!

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The holiday season may end in terms of the calendar, but it has a tendency to continue rolling pleasantly along in our mental outlook on life. That is, until the bills start showing up. And as freelance writers and musicians all know, that January 16th estimated tax deadline is always a major wakeup call.

It certainly worked for me... and this column is the result. So now that reality has gained the upper hand... and IAJE is over ...

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Talented Local Musicians Dominate December Jazz Scene

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2006 wraps up with an interesting mix of live jazz dates on the St. Louis scene... with a strong emphasis on talented musicians who either grew up or still live in the area. December's lineup at Jazz at the Bistro is a prime example. Native St. Louisan Dave Weckl returns home to headline the Bistro with his quartet Nov. 29 through Dec. 2. The band also includes two more area products, bassist Tom Kennedy, who still calls St. Louis home ...



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