The Jazz at the Bistro series began its 2001-02 season with a flurry of big names. Guitarist John Pizzarelli, who's built a dedicated following here, kicked things off, followed by the interesting pairing of veteran pianist Kenny Barron and talented young violin player Regina Carter. Organ legend Jimmy Smith attracted sellout crowds with a rare St. Louis visit a few weeks ago. But this week is definitely "trick or treat" for Jazz at the Bistro director Gene Dobbs Bradford: He'll soon learn whether his decision to add relative unknowns to the mix of old favorites will affect attendance.If talent were the only criterion, booking... More >>>