The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>
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.
As we mourn the passing of Hal David, the lyrical genius on the Burt Bacharach/Hal David dream team, we also revisit his timeless contributions to music. Here are the six best renditions of one of his best songs, "(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me." See also: Hal David, Songwriting Part ... More >>
Jazz music has a history of drummers who have made their mark at a young age. In the 1960s, the late Tony Williams was barely old enough to qualify for a driver's license when he was hired to join Miles Davis' famous quintet. More recently, saxophonist Branford Marsalis tapped Justin Faulkner to joi ... More >>
The audience present for the 8:30 p.m. Bad Plus set last evening leaned more toward curious observers than diehard fans. It was difficult to suspect the sort of crowd that would take interest in the piano, bass, and drum trio, and even harder to guess what aspect of the group appealed to whom. Some ... More >>
Then we check out a book about Edwardsville's legendary Mississippi River Festival.
Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8; Finale Music and Dining (8025 Bonhomme Avenue, Clayton)
Wednesday-Saturday, May 14-17; Jazz at the Bistro
Jazz musicians Dave Stone and Eric Markowitz are cookin' at their weekly Cafe Mangia gigs
The 1999-2000 season of Jazz at the Bistro gets under way
Wednesday, Sept. 15; Sheldon Concert Hall
Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 26-29; Backstage Bistro