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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Arturo Sandoval

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Arturo Sandoval

This week, let's take a look at some videos featuring trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, who will perform with his band and vocalist Jane Monheit for the annual “Friends of the Sheldon" benefit next Saturday, October 26 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. It will be Sandoval's first local appearance since a weekend in October 2017 at Jazz St. ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: "Shake It" with The New Mastersounds

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: "Shake It" with The New Mastersounds

This week, we're checking out some videos featuring The New Mastersounds, who will be coming to St. Louis to perform next Saturday, October 19 at the Atomic Cowboy Pavilion. A funk/jazz quartet with a stripped-down sound that's been compared to the Meters, Booker T and the MGs, and St. Louis' own Grant Green, The New Mastersounds- guitarist ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Artemis

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Artemis

This week, let's take a look at some videos featuring members of Artemis, the all-star, all-woman band who are coming to St. Louis to perform starting next Wednesday, October 9 through Sunday, October 13 at Jazz St. Louis. Named for the Greek goddess of wilderness and the hunt, Artemis was convened by pianist Renee Rosnes and features ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Ben LaMar Gay

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Ben LaMar Gay

This week, let's take a look at some videos featuring Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist Ben LaMar Gay, who's coming to St. Louis to perform in a concert presented by New Music Circle on Saturday, October 5 at Off Broadway. While Gay has been working in Chicago's busy improvised music scene for a while, he gained a new level of ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: The Glenn Miller legacy

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: The Glenn Miller legacy

How well do contemporary musicians recreate the sound of a band from 80 years ago? This week, let's find out by taking a look at some videos featuring the Glenn Miller Orchestra, which will be in St. Louis to perform next Wednesday, August 14 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. One of the most successful bands of the ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Celebrating David Sanborn

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Celebrating David Sanborn

This week, our video spotlight shines on alto saxophonist and former St. Louisan David Sanborn, who celebrated his 74th birthday this past Tuesday, July 30 and will be coming back home to perform on Tuesday, August 13 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. The date is part of the “Double Vision Revisited" tour, for which Sanborn is being ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Jazz documentary film festival, part 3

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Jazz documentary film festival, part 3

As we head into the dog days of summer, things still are relatively quiet on the touring-acts-coming-to-St. Louis-soon front, and so this week, StLJN offers a third installment of this year's online mini-festival of documentary films of interest to jazz fans. First up via the video embed above is Earl “Fatha" Hines, a documentary about the ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Jazz documentary film festival, part 2

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Jazz documentary film festival, part 2

With the schedule of touring jazz and creative musicians visiting St. Louis looking sparse for the next couple of weeks, this feature once again is back in “lazy summer" mode, setting aside the usual custom of previewing an upcoming concert to offer a mini-festival of jazz-related documentary films. First up is Love You Madly, a documentary about ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Charlie Hunter Trio with Lucy Woodward

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Charlie Hunter Trio with Lucy Woodward

This week, let's take a look at some videos featuring guitarist Charlie Hunter's latest trio with singer Lucy Woodward and drummer Keita Ogawa, who are coming to St. Louis to perform on Sunday, July 28 at Off Broadway. Hunter, whose distinctive technique on the seven-string guitar lets him play leads, bass lines and accompaniment more or less ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: A jazz documentary film festival

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: A jazz documentary film festival

Though this weekly feature typically previews concerts by bands and musicians coming to St. Louis in the near future, the next couple of weeks, alas, are pretty much devoid of touring acts of interest. So we're taking the opportunity to offer some programming for a lazy summer weekend in the form of a mini-festival of jazz ...