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sponsored by pnc arts alive Both Negro league baseball and jazz came to prominence in the 1920s. Both are also a product of black migration and the urbanization of African Americans that took place as a result. Join Merle King Professor of Modern Letters, Dr. Gerald Early, for a talk exploring the Negro leagues, black migration, and jazz.Part of Jazz St. Louis's community events series, Swingin' for the Fences, sponsored by PNC Arts Alive, which explores the connection between jazz and baseball in the early and mid 20th century.Additional support provided by Missouri Humanities Council
Swingin' for the Fences: The Negro Leagues- A Story of Black Urbanization
sponsored by pnc arts alive

 

Both Negro league baseball and jazz came to prominence in the 1920s. Both are also a product of black migration and the urbanization of African Americans that took place as a result. Join Merle King Professor of Modern Letters, Dr. Gerald Early, for a talk exploring the Negro leagues, black migration, and jazz.

Part of Jazz St. Louis's community events series, Swingin' for the Fences, sponsored by PNC Arts Alive, which explores the connection between jazz and baseball in the early and mid 20th century.

Additional support provided by Missouri Humanities Council

7/30/2015 6:00 PM
this explosive four-piece outfit- led by john king on bass,with james jackson on drums, and shaun robinson on guitar, and a special guest on keys- draws upon jazz, funk, fusion, gospel, and r&b repertoires to deliver a powerful and unapologetic sound that excites and thrills audiences. when this band hits the stage, there are no boundaries. the only guarantee is a night of world-class music that is good 4 the soul!style: contemporary jazz / funk
Good 4 the Soul
this explosive four-piece outfit- led by john king on bass,with james jackson on drums, and shaun robinson on guitar, and a special guest on keys- draws upon jazz, funk, fusion, gospel, and r&b repertoires to deliver a powerful and unapologetic sound that excites and thrills audiences. when this band hits the stage, there are no boundaries. the only guarantee is a night of world-class music that is good 4 the soul!

style: contemporary jazz / funk

7/31/2015 To 8/1/2015
the bistro's about to get greasy! a star-studded cast of st. loui's best musicians convene for a weekend of foot-tappin', crowd hollerin' soul, blues, and jazz. led by vocalist and guitarist big mike aguirre (blue city all-stars), the band features the always-in- demand funky butt horns, organist dave grille (the feed), pianist bob lohr (chuck berry), bassist gus thornton (albert king), and drummer joe meyer (nikki hill). ray charles, b.b. king, lou rawls, and joe williams would be proud. come out for swing and soul personified! style: soul jazz & blues
Saturday Night Fish Fry feat. Big Mike Aguirre, the Funky Butt Horns, and Friends
the bistro's about to get greasy! a star-studded cast of st. loui's best musicians convene for a weekend of foot-tappin', crowd hollerin' soul, blues, and jazz. led by vocalist and guitarist big mike aguirre (blue city all-stars), the band features the always-in- demand funky butt horns, organist dave grille (the feed), pianist bob lohr (chuck berry), bassist gus thornton (albert king), and drummer joe meyer (nikki hill). ray charles, b.b. king, lou rawls, and joe williams would be proud. come out for swing and soul personified!

 

style: soul jazz & blues
8/7/2015 To 8/8/2015
in celebration of the greatest pianist and bandleader count basie on his 111th birthday, the jazz st. Louis big band will perform a mix of favorites from the expansive basie catalogue, including tunes like april in paris, on o'clock jump, corner pocket, splanky, hay burner, and many more!
Basie's Birthday Bash with the Jazz St. Louis Big Band
in celebration of the greatest pianist and bandleader count basie on his 111th birthday, the jazz st. Louis big band will perform a mix of favorites from the expansive basie catalogue, including tunes like april in paris, on o'clock jump, corner pocket, splanky, hay burner, and many more!
8/21/2015 To 8/22/2015
javier mendoza's creativity and perseverance are easy to see in his evolution from a songwriter for enrique iglesias and ricky martin to a full-time singer, songwriter, and performer today. in addition to the various honors for best solo artist, best male vocalist, and best pop artist from the rft, mendoza has worked with some of the best musicians in the region and shared the stage with the likes of willie nelson, ben folds, santana, idina menzel, los lobos, and the roots. "estereotipo" is Mendoza's newest side project featuring a crème de la crème of st. Louis latin jazz artist like dave black on guitar, marc torlina on bass, and r. scott bryan on percussion. the group also includes the magnificent pete ruthenburg on piano and drummer extraordinaire grover stewart. Mendoza fronts this high energy, can't stay in your seat ensemble, and performs songs written and arranged specifically for this latin jazz group.style: latin jazz
Javier Mendoza's Estereotipo
javier mendoza's creativity and perseverance are easy to see in his evolution from a songwriter for enrique iglesias and ricky martin to a full-time singer, songwriter, and performer today. in addition to the various honors for best solo artist, best male vocalist, and best pop artist from the rft, mendoza has worked with some of the best musicians in the region and shared the stage with the likes of willie nelson, ben folds, santana, idina menzel, los lobos, and the roots.

 

"estereotipo" is Mendoza's newest side project featuring a crème de la crème of st. Louis latin jazz artist like dave black on guitar, marc torlina on bass, and r. scott bryan on percussion. the group also includes the magnificent pete ruthenburg on piano and drummer extraordinaire grover stewart. Mendoza fronts this high energy, can't stay in your seat ensemble, and performs songs written and arranged specifically for this latin jazz group.

style: latin jazz

8/28/2015 To 8/29/2015
Join Jazz St. Louis and Metta Quintet in the Ferring Jazz Bistro for John-Michel and the BeBop Kings, an exploration of jazz and visual arts. Designed for children in grades 3-6, this program aims to introduce young audiences to the legacies of groundbreaking musicians like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Max Roach, and Dizzy Gillespie through the captivating work of painter John-Michel Basquiat.
John Michael and the Be-Bop Kings
Join Jazz St. Louis and Metta Quintet in the Ferring Jazz Bistro for John-Michel and the BeBop Kings, an exploration of jazz and visual arts. Designed for children in grades 3-6, this program aims to introduce young audiences to the legacies of groundbreaking musicians like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Max Roach, and Dizzy Gillespie through the captivating work of painter John-Michel Basquiat.
9/29/2015 7:00 PM
Jazz, Race, and Politics
10/27/2015 6:00 PM
BAG - A Celebration of the Black Artists Group with Oliver Lake
4/21/2016 6:00 PM