St. Louis Jazz

Here’s StLJN’s latest wrap-up of assorted links and short news items of local interest: * The Regional Arts Commission, nearly 20 local performing arts organizations including jazz St. Louis and The Sheldon, and HEC TV are teaming up for “Arts United STL,” a virtual benefit to support the RAC Artist Relief Fund that will take […]

Gary Bartz Here’s this week’s roundup of various music-related items of interest: * Bluesman Lucky Peterson Dies at 55 (Billboard)* Remembering Michael McClure: The Real Lizard King (PleaseKillMe.com)* Jorge Santana, Guitarist Who Helped Shape the Sound of Latin Rock with Malo, Is Dead at 68 (WBGO)* Remembering the passion of Alto Madness creator Richie Cole […]

Here’s StLJN’s latest wrap-up of assorted links and short news items of local interest: * Citing losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Edwardsville-based radio station WSIE (88.7 FM) has launched a campaign raising money to stay on the air. With no financial support from the state of Illinois since 2018, the not-for-profit station needs to […]

Here’s StLJN’s latest wrap-up of assorted links and short news items of local interest: * Jazz St. Louis has extended the application period for their 2020-21 JazzU program, and the new deadline for middle school and high school students to apply is Friday, May 29. Auditions that had been scheduled for early June now will […]

Trumpeter Jim Manley is a familiar face on the St. Louis music scene, performing multiple times per week in a variety of formats from duo to full band, while also regularly recording and releasing original music at the rate of roughly an album per year. Given that demonstrated work ethic, it probably should come as […]

Stevie Wonder Here’s this week’s roundup of various music-related items of interest: * Shut In Due to Pandemic, Cuba Opens a Window to the World With Music (Billboard)* Richie Cole, Esteemed Alto Saxophonist and a Keeper of the Bebop Flame, Has Died at 72 (WBGO)* Levon Helm’s spirit remains in barn that bears his name […]

Here’s StLJN’s latest wrap-up of assorted links and short news items of local interest: * Trombonist, bandleader and St. Louis native Joseph Bowie (pictured) was interviewed at length by PopMatters.com. * Dave Weckl was one of six well-known drummers who participated this week in a free online master class in brush technique presented by drumstick […]

Here’s StLJN’s latest wrap-up of assorted links and short news items of local interest: * Stories, the new album from bassist Tom Kennedy (pictured), was reviewed by AllAboutJazz.com’s Jim Worsley. * Singer Ralph Williams Jr. was the featured guest on a recent episode of podcaster Brenda Moss’ “All About That Jazz.” * Saxophonist Rev. Cliff […]

Hank Mobley Here’s this week’s roundup of various music-related items of interest: * Remembering two Sun Ra disciples: Danny Ray Thompson and Leroy Butler (XPN.com)* Musicians Across the World Face Daunting Situations (DownBeat)* Ray Mantilla, Percussionist Who Blazed a Trail in Both Jazz and Latin Music, Is Dead at 85 (WBGO)* ‘I’m selling my cello […]

It’s the start of another new month, and so it’s time once again to look in on StLJN’s sibling site Heliocentric Worlds, where each day there’s posted a different online music video, drawn from genres including jazz, blues, soul, funk, classic rock, prog rock, experimental, and more. The most-watched videos added to the site last […]


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