I love jazz but completely understand why somebody would not. Roughly 95 percent of music in the genre is self-indulgent, regressive crap, but that other 5 percent rules hard enough to possibly convert haters. Here are the six best jazz records for people who hate jazz.
7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, to Saturday, May 26. Jazz at the Bistro, 3536 Washington Avenue.
8 p.m. Tuesday, December 6. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m., Sunday, June 26 at Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
10 p.m. Thursday, March 11. Mangia Italiano, 3145 South Grand Boulevard.
8 p.m. Wednesday, February 10. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Good morning St. Louis. Well, the worst is still to come, so if you're huddled at home, get up and get to work before the snow really comes down. Here are highlights from a few concerts and events from the past weekend.DJ Klever at LushOn Saturday night, Atlanta's DJ Klever played records at Lush Ni ... More >>
(Words by Ryan Wasoba)The payoff of improvised music comes in the form of unspoken, unplanned climaxes born of highly evolved communication between disciplined musicians. These moments come in the form of well-placed melodies, unexpected texture changes and tension-releasing cymbal crashes. They mat ... More >>
Saturday, May 7; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Joey DeFrancesco brought the Hammond B3 back to life
Wednesday, November 5; Jazz at the Bistro
The Dave Holland Big Band is just one of the highlights of the 2003 U.S. Bank St. Louis Jazz Festival
Gateway Men's Chorus sings out
Friday, Oct. 19; Pageant
Friday, Sept. 28; Powell Symphony Hall
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12 and 13; Backstage Bistro