By Roy Kasten, Christian Schaeffer and RFT Music St. Louis isn't just a city. It's a song. Or rather songs, hundreds, thousands and more. Don't bother counting. We tried. In back rooms and basements, on stages and streets, musicians have paid tribute to St. Louis again and again. Place matters. St ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
The municipality of University City in recent years has been known for producing a number of successful jazz musicians, including pianist Peter Martin, trumpeter and singer Jeremy Davenport, saxophonist Todd Williams, and bassists Neal Caine and Chris Thomas. Now, thanks to the efforts of t ... More >>
Mae Wheeler: 1934-2011Singer Mae Wheeler, who earned the nickname "Lady Jazz" entertaining several generations of St. Louisans, died Wednesday evening at her home in Maryland Heights after a long illness. She was 77. Known for her efforts raising money for college scholarships as well as for ... More >>
Ed: Mae Wheeler, known as Lady Jazz, died Wednesday at her home in Maryland Heights. Read about her life and accomplishments both in the arts and as a philanthropist -- below, Dean Minderman talks to seven people who knew and worked with Wheeler. Jay Brandt, who formerly owned the recently c ... More >>
T.S Eliot once wrote that April is cruelest month, but here in St. Louis, December is turning out to be cruel for local music venues. On the heels of the recent announcement that Lucas School House will close at the year's end, the Webster Groves club Cookie's Jazz and More also is ending its run t ... More >>
7 p.m. Sunday November 4. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
B-Sides compares the biographies of Courtney Love and Sharon Osbourne, and reports on Brandt's reorganization.
Local scientist/historian Dennis Owsley compiles a history of jazz, while Calexico talk about their new music.
B-Sides attends a local radio station's Lenten fish fry, explores why a local jazz TV program didn't get off the ground and recommends this week's primo download
Via your ears
Week of September 14, 2005
Week of October 27, 2004
Cool and Hip: Gaslight Square
Week of August 18, 2004
Week of June 23, 2004
Week of May 12, 2004
Week of May 5, 2004
Week of December 10, 2003
But Diane Rademacher found it
An entertaining look back at Gaslight Square, and a dated take on 9/11
Barfly does The Guys
The Dave Holland Big Band is just one of the highlights of the 2003 U.S. Bank St. Louis Jazz Festival
Week of March 26, 2003
Week of March 5, 2003
Homeboy superstar Nelly tops the list of readers' favorite local musicians
By L. Frank Baum, Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown (St. Louis Black Repertory Company)
Waxing nostalgic and enthusiastic over the offerings of the Sheldon's "Folk Music in the Melting Pot" series
RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.