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5th Annual Charlie Parker Celebration: An Array of Musical Performances, Tributes & Education - 10 Days of Jazz from August 16-25, 2018

5th Annual Charlie Parker Celebration: An Array of Musical Performances, Tributes & Education - 10 Days of Jazz from August 16-25, 2018

The Charlie Parker Celebration returns and will celebrate its 5th anniversary. Helping celebrate the 5th anniversary will be a local, multi-talented treasure, who has become a national and international entertainer, while spreading the word of Kansas City jazz. The treasure and one of this year’s Artist-in-Residence is Lonnie McFadden, a singer, trumpeter and tap dancer. Add ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Pat Metheny: Driving Forces

Read "Pat Metheny: Driving Forces" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It's been five years since Pat Metheny was last interviewed by All About Jazz, a not inconsiderable period of time in any working musician's life and particularly in one quite as prolific as the Missouri guitarist/composer. At the time, Metheny was promoting his Unity Band featuring Chris Potter, Ben Williams and Antonio Sánchez. His unconcealed enthusiasm ...

NEWS: RECORDING

JMood Records Releases Roberto Magris Sextet "Live" In Miami @ The WDNA Jazz Gallery

JMood Records Releases Roberto Magris Sextet "Live" In Miami @ The WDNA Jazz Gallery

JMood Records is pleased to announce the release of the CD Roberto Magris Sextet Live in Miami @ the WDNA Jazz Gallery. "Saturday, February 6, 2016 was a bright sunny beautiful day, but, a more exciting and electric evening in jny: Miami, Florida, one I won’t soon forget," recalls Paul Collins, jazz impresario from Kansas City, Missouri, ...

Meet Tom Wells

Read "Meet Tom Wells" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Born and raised in that other “capital of jazz"--jny: Kansas City, birthplace of Charlie Parker--Super Fan Tom Wells, along with long-time jazz date, his wife, Geri St. Clair (a future Super Fan--stay tuned!), is a huge supporter of the local scene. How huge? Well, Tom and Geri once followed the University of Missouri Kansas City's Jazz ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz this week: SFJAZZ Collective, Bill Frisell, Tomas Fujiwara's The Hook Up, and more

Jazz this week: SFJAZZ Collective, Bill Frisell, Tomas Fujiwara's The Hook Up, and more

This week's calendar of live jazz and creative music in St. Louis features three noteworthy touring acts with widely disparate styles, plus a couple of Sunday big band performances, some free jazz, some vintage swing, and more. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, April 26 The SFJAZZ Collective opens a four-night engagement continuing through Saturday at Jazz at ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz this week: Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival, tributes to Oliver Nelson and Ella Fitzgerald, a new weekly jam session, and more

Jazz this week: Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival, tributes to Oliver Nelson and Ella Fitzgerald, a new weekly jam session, and more

As Jazz Appreciation Month 2017 moves past the halfway point, the calendar of live jazz and creative music performances here in St. Louis takes a turn toward the historic, with events scheduled to pay tribute to St. Louis' own Oliver Nelson, as well as to Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and Dizzy Gillespie, and more. Let's go ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz this week: Grégoire Maret & Alicia Olatuja, Peter Evans Septet, Steve Tyrell, Liberation Music Collective, and more

Jazz this week: Grégoire Maret & Alicia Olatuja, Peter Evans Septet, Steve Tyrell, Liberation Music Collective, and more

It's a busy week for jazz and creative music in St. Louis, with an eclectic selection of visiting performers offering something for listeners with tastes ranging from vintage jazz to mainstream to experimental. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, April 12 Harmonica player Grégoire Maret, with singer and St. Louis native Alicia Olatuja as his featured guest, opens a ...

NEWS: RECORDING

JMOOD Records Releases "Prague After Dark" By The Roberto Magris Trio

JMOOD Records Releases "Prague After Dark" By The Roberto Magris Trio

JMood Records is pleased and proud to announce the release of Prague After Dark. This is the latest jazz project from Roberto Magris and his European jazz trio. “In fact, this trio is not so new at all,” says Paul Collins, jazz impresario from Kansas City, Missouri. “Roberto Magris, Frantisek Uhlir and Jaromir Helesic have been friends ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz this week: Laurence Hobgood, three young St. Louis jazz stars come home, COCA goes "Uptown," and more

Jazz this week: Laurence Hobgood, three young St. Louis jazz stars come home, COCA goes "Uptown," and more

This week's calendar of live jazz and creative music in St. Louis includes a visit from a fine veteran pianist, a homecoming gig for three St. Louis natives who have earned international recognition, a dance production with live music paying tribute to the Harlem Renaissance, and more. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, April 5 Pianist Laurence Hobgood and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz this week: Kneebody, a tribute to Scott Joplin, "Sculptures in Sound," and more

Jazz this week: Kneebody, a tribute to Scott Joplin, "Sculptures in Sound," and more

This week's calendar of live jazz and creative music in St. Louis offers a century-spanning variety of sounds, ranging from a tribute to legendary composer who helped lay the foundation for jazz to a group offering their own contemporary version of a musical melting pot. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, March 29 The eclectic electro-acoustic fusion quintet Kneebody ...