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Jazz St. Louis has been busy

While Jazz St. Louis has been hard at work, finding the all-star players to fill their 2012-2013 season, you reap the benefits!

Giants of the jazz  world will be visiting our fair city for Jazz St. Louis’ 18th season.  People like Sonny Rollins, Bela Fleck, Chick Corea and Dr. Lonnie Smith to mention a few. The Jazz . . . → Read More: Jazz St. Louis has been busy

Redman & Meldau

I had the pleasure of watching two prodigies in their craft on April 7th.  Jazz at the Bistro hosted Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau over Easter / Passover Weekend.   Brad Mehldau, I assumed, would provide a decent accompaniment to Redman’s both Melodic and rhythmic  style.  Frankly, I thought there would not be enough room on . . . → Read More: Redman & Meldau

Sharky’s On The River

It’s That time again!!!  WSIE and The Original Sharky’s on the River host the Benefit performances right on the river in St. Charles, Mo.

Come on out to see us on Sunday, October 23.  The fall colors should be stunning, the environment is always fun at sharky’s on the river, and -of course- the music!

 

 

 

Tom Byrne and . . . → Read More: Sharky’s On The River

ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING!!!

 

It’s Finally here.  You might have noticed the little box on the home page that allows you to hear the jazz we love from anywhere in the world.  This is wonderful news for those St. Louis residents who are just outside the signal’s reach.  It is also good news for jazz listeners everywhere who now get . . . → Read More: ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING!!!

Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three

“Anything with a roots type feel, it’s important to dig back into the music that came before you”

Every once in a while, the roots of the jazz art form have to be dusted off, pruned, and replanted. The swing tradition is being revitalized here in St. Louis by a greatly talented group of local gentlemen . . . → Read More: Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three

Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers

I was given the pleasure of seeing this band recently at the Casa Loma Ballroom along with Pokey LaFarge.  The sound was a terrific modern interpretation of the swing era.  Individual energy and style were fused with the elegance of the standards being played.  The dancers made it easy to see that Miss Jubilee can move . . . → Read More: Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers

The Only Game in Town: Making it Better

The other St. Louis based Jazz FM stations have all gone the way of the Dodo bird.  WSIE stands alone as your provider of this great American art form.  What would you like us to do?  Where would you like to see the station go?  Are we doing alright?

The plan, for the time being, is . . . → Read More: The Only Game in Town: Making it Better

The Casa Loma Experience

This is such a great shot for the ballroom, this reception must have been amazing

After a wedding rehearsal, I took some old friends from out of town to Casa Loma Ballroom for the first time.  It was the perfect spot for us.  They had mentioned that they felt like dancing, and not the “boom boom, . . . → Read More: The Casa Loma Experience

WSIE benefit at Sharky’s on the River

The original Sharky’s on the River ins St. Charles Missouri hosted a benefit for the Jazz station (88.7 FM).  The weather held out for a perfect afternoon and evening.  A nice cool breeze made for the perfect weather to relax on a Sunday and listen to some talented St. Louis based musicians.  Feature performances were Tom . . . → Read More: WSIE benefit at Sharky’s on the River

Russell Malone

Jazz at the Bistro Hosted the legendary guitarist Russell Malone from Wednesday, Oct 20 – to Saturday, the 23rd.  I was fortunate to see his show on Friday night.  I was very impressed to see the diverse crowd that he attracted.  younger generations in jeans and sweatshirts with dreadlocks came in right behind sharp-dressed suits and . . . → Read More: Russell Malone