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Jazz This Week: Good 4 the Soul, Lamar Harris, le Jazz Hot, and More

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There's only time for a short post today, as yr. humble editor is in the process of setting up a new computer here at StLJN HQ to replace the on-its-last-legs system I've been using, but I did want to call to your attention a handful of jazz-related events happening this weekend in St. Louis.

On Friday and Saturday, the jazz/funk/R&B group Good 4 The Soul returns once again to Jazz at the Bistro, closing out the venue's summer 2009 season. JATB will go dark during August, with clarinetist Scott Alberici scheduled to kick off the 2009-10 season on September 4 and 5.

Also on Friday, trombonist/low brass man Lamar Harris will do a free concert on the grounds of the Saint Louis Art Museum as part of the Museum's Art After Five series. In case of rain, the show will move inside the Museum to the Grigg Gallery.

Meanwhile, over at the St. Louis Jazz Cafe, Le Jazz Hot, with pianist Ptah Williams (pictured), saxophonist Chad Evans, bassist Daryl Mixon and drummer Bensid Thigpen, will perform on Friday; the Usual Suspects Quartet will play on Saturday; and pianist Dave Becherer's trio will be providing the music for Sunday brunch.

For more listings of jazz-related events in St. Louis this weekend and beyond, please visit the St. Louis Jazz Notes Calendar.

(If you have calendar items, band schedule information, news tips, links, or anything else you think may be of interest to StLJN's readers, please email the information to stljazznotes (at) yahoo (dot) com. If you have photos, MP3s or other digital files, please send links, not attachments.)

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