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Welcome to the 2013-14 Jazz St. Louis Jazz St. Louis’s performance, education, and outreach programs continue to grow thanks to the support of a community that embraces its important role in the history and development of jazz music. Because of our city’s passion for this art form, we have grown and evolved from our humble beginnings to become one of the premier jazz presenters in the world. St. Louisans commonly tell us they don’t need to go to New York City, San Francisco, or New Orleans to hear great jazz, because they can get it here. The national and international artists that perform on our stage are impressed by our exceptional programming, collaborative efforts, and renowned education programs – all of which are highlighted in this brochure.

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Our 2013-14 Season offers something for everyone and we encourage you to join us as a subscriber. As a subscriber, you receive exclusive benefits, including: premium seating, continuity of table location, discounted tickets, complimentary valet parking, advance notice of new shows, early single ticket buying, and subscriber-only events like our Season Preview party. The greatest

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Series

Look for these numbers at the bottom of the page for Subscription Series artists to see which artists are in which subscription packages. Series includes all 18 shows, Series has 10 great performances, Series has eight shows, and Series has six. Can’t find the subscription package you want? Don’t worry, you can Choose Your Own with a minimum of four shows from the subscription series.


Season! benefit, of course, is seeing the world’s finest musicians perform in the intimacy of the Bistro. Please join us in thanking Wells Fargo Advisors, who return for a third year as the Presenting Sponsor of the Jazz at the Bistro Season. We are also grateful to World Wide Technology for making the Jazz St. Louis at the Touhill performances possible. Jazz St. Louis is fortunate to have the support of outstanding corporate citizens like these as well as individuals, foundations, and organizations throughout the region committed to our mission to lead our community in advancing the uniquely American art of jazz through live performance, education, and outreach. Thank you for your continued support and patronage. We’ll see you at the Bistro!

table of contents Jazz at the Bistro Subscription Series

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Special Events

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Spotlight Series

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Education Programs

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Thank You to Our Donors

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Subscription Benefits

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Subscription Packages

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Subscription Order Form 47 2013-14 Season Concert Listing Experience Jazz at the Bistro

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Gene Dobbs Bradford Executive Director

If you’ve wanted to come to the Bistro and listen to some great jazz, but are new to the music and don’t know where to begin, look for this icon on the concert listings. If it’s there, we’re sure you will enjoy the show, even if you don’t know the first thing about jazz.

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At the bottom of each artist’s page, you will find suggestions to help you build a Choose Your Own Series, find another show you will enjoy, or discover your new favorite artist.

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jazz at the bistro subscription series Welcome to the 2013-14 Jazz at the Bistro Subscription Series! Jazz St. Louis is now in its 19th season, programming

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the best national and international jazz artists in one of the most highly-acclaimed – yet intimate – venues in the

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country. Sit down, relax, and enjoy your journey through this amazing season full of inventive artist pairings, rising talents, and established icons. We’ll see you at the Bistro!

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Yellowjackets “The most adventurous quartet in contemporary jazz music.” All Music Guide September 25 – 28, 2013 Sponsored by

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Recently celebrating their 30th anniversary as a recording and touring group, the Grammy Award-winning Yellowjackets are one of the most acclaimed and influential jazz groups in history. They blend funk, fusion, and straightahead jazz in a way that provides for an extremely exciting and energizing experience. Joining long-time members Russell Ferrante, Bob Mintzer, and Will Kennedy is the newest addition to the group, bassist Felix Pastorius.

If you like this, then try: Pat Martino Trio, Joe Lovano Us Five, Good 4 the Soul

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“… first impulse is always to describe Lou Donaldson as the greatest alto saxophonist in the world.” New York Sun

Lou Donaldson Quartet October 9 – 12, 2013

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Recently named an NEA Jazz Master, saxophonist Lou Donaldson has been a St. Louis favorite for more than seven decades. “Sweet Poppa Lou” made a series of classic recordings for Blue Note Records in the 1950s, and takes pride in having showcased many musicians who made their first records as sidemen in his band, including Horace Silver, Clifford Brown, Grant Green, and more. Today, at age 86, Lou continues to play at his very best, entertaining audiences worldwide with spirited performances that are always soulful, thoroughly swinging, and steeped in the blues.

If you like this, then try: Pat Martino Trio, Bill Charlap with special guest Houston Person, Cyrus Chestnut Trio featuring Russell Malone


featuring the

Donald Harrison Quintet October 23 – 26, 2013

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Donald Harrison is one of the few musicians who can play it all — from traditional New Orleans music, to swing, bop, post-bop, modern, smooth, avant-garde, and beyond. Yet Harrison has developed his own personal style that traverses and synthesizes all these mediums with great success. Through talent and perseverance, Harrison has developed into one of the most significant artists to emerge in the last twenty years!

“Clearly, HBO’s ‘Treme’ has gotten into the musical psyche of the nation.” Chicago Tribune

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If you like this, then try: Lou Donaldson Quartet, Funky Butt Brass Band

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Ann Hampton Callaway

November 6 – 9, 2013

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“For sheer vocal beauty, no contemporary singer matches Ms. Callaway.” The New York Times Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the finest singer/songwriters of our generation. The statuesque performer dazzles music lovers as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, and educator. Her talents have made her equally at home in jazz and pop as well as on stage, in the recording studio, on TV, and in film. She is best known for her Tonynominated performance in the hit Broadway musical “Swing!” and for writing and singing the theme to the internationally successful TV

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series, “The Nanny.” Callaway is a devoted keeper-of-the-flame of the Great American Songbook, bringing fresh and original interpretations to these timeless classics. She works tirelessly to uphold the canon by writing songs with Cole Porter (posthumously), Carole King, Barbara Carroll, and others. Her spontaneity, intelligence, and soulful charisma have won her a diverse fan-base, including such notables as Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, and Wynton Marsalis.

If you like this, then try: John & Bucky Pizzarelli, Jeremy Davenport, Jane Monheit


“Wonderfully listenable, probingly intelligent, and at times, breathtakingly daring...taking the listener into the future of jazz.” TIME Magazine

Regina Carter Quartet

November 20 – 23, 2013

Regina Carter’s career has been a veritable crescendo of success that shows no sign of letting up. She is on a mission: to make a meaningful musical contribution and do it on her own terms. Indeed, she tours with relentless purpose and a seemingly endless supply of energy. In 2006, Carter won the highly esteemed MacArthur Fellowship, which is given to individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits. Carter and her group continually bring audiences to their feet with exhilarating performances worldwide.

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If you like this, then try: Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak, Matt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski, Sean Jones Quartet

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Pat Martino Trio

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December 4 – 7, 2013

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One of the most virtuosic, admired, and emulated guitarists in history, Pat Martino has been at the forefront of jazz guitar for almost half a century. He has recently come full-circle, so to speak, immersing himself in the organ-based jazz that first garnered him attention five decades ago. His current group once again employs the vintage sounds of the Hammond B3 organ, as Martino continues to dazzle audiences worldwide with his incredible musicality.

“Martino’s cool tone spins off vicious lines of headspinning dexterity...” Jazziz

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Jon & Barbara Topp

If you like this, then try: Yellowjackets, Lou Donaldson Quartet, Cyrus Chestnut Trio featuring Russell Malone


“The communication between Mr. Pizzarelli and his father… was especially intuitive and affectionate.” The New York Times

John & Bucky Pizzarelli December 18 – 21, 2013 John Pizzarelli has been playing guitar since age six, following in the footsteps of his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli. Bucky, a fixture in jazz and the studios since the early 1950s, exposed John to all the great jazz music of the era, from Count Basie and Les Paul to Django Reinhardt and, of course, Nat “King” Cole. Using greats like Ellington, Cole, and Sinatra and the songs of writers such as Rodgers, Gershwin, and Jobim as touchstones, John Pizzarelli is among the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, bringing to the works his signature style and brilliant guitar playing. This father-son pair has mastered the seven-string guitar and will be sure to entrance audiences with their swinging duo performances.

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If you like this, then try: Ann Hampton Callaway, Cyrus Chestnut Trio featuring Russell Malone, Jeremy Davenport

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The Bad Plus January 8 – 11, 2014 For the past 12 years, The Bad Plus has created an uncompromising body of work by shattering musical convention. Rolling Stone called their amalgam of jazz, pop, rock, and avant-garde “about as badass as highbrow gets,” while The New York Times said the band is “better than anyone at mixing the sensibilities of post-’60s jazz and indie rock.” Few jazz groups in recent memory have amassed such acclaim, and few have generated as much controversy while audaciously bucking musical trends.

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“...somewhere between refreshing and downright aweinspiring.” CMJ Monthly

If you like this, then try: Matt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski, Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak, Pat Martino Trio


January 22 – 25, 2014

Matt Wilson Quartet plus

John Medeski

In 1996, drummer Matt Wilson realized his dream of having a working jazz band when he formed the Matt Wilson Quartet. Since that time, bassist Chris Lightcap, reed man Jeff Lederer, and trumpeter Kirk Knuffke have delighted audiences throughout the world with their acclaimed recordings and exciting live performances. These cats are not only extraordinary musicians but wonderful human beings who love to have a good time! The Matt Wilson Quartet is dedicated to bringing music to the people that is not afraid to challenge AND entertain. They have fun and so will you! Pianist John Medeski of Medeski, Martin, and Wood joins the Matt Wilson Quartet for a show you can only catch in NYC or at Jazz at the Bistro! Sponsored by

“One of the best working bands in New York City!” The New York Times

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If you like this, then try: Regina Carter Quartet, The Bad Plus, Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak

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“When {Charlap} sits down to play, the result is an embrace, an act of possession…but no matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence.” TIME Magazine

Bill Charlap Trio with special guest

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February 5 – 8, 2014 One of the world’s premier jazz pianists and two-time Grammy nominee Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer

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Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Joining the trio is tenor saxophonist Houston Person, who is one of the most soulful players on the scene today. A musician who pays close attention to melody and has a deep sense of the blues, Person is keeping the soul-jazz flame alive.

If you like this, then try: Cyrus Chestnut Trio featuring Russell Malone, Laurence Hobgood Quintet featuring Ernie Watts, Christian McBride Trio


Christian McBride Trio Christian McBride is the premier bassist on today’s jazz and pop scene. He is simply without peer on his instrument and the first choice as collaborator for everyone from Sting and Billy Joel to Sonny Rollins and Pat Metheny. With pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr., McBride has created an energized unit that is “powered from the ground up.” As The New York Times noted, this is a trio which “has its own chemistry, brisk and youthful” and “[Sands and Owens] are shining examples of what’s going right with jazz education, and their bond with Mr. McBride feels respectful but unhindered by deference.”

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February 19 – 22, 2014

“McBride never disappoints, and his latest band, like its predecessors, is worth seeking out.” JazzTimes Sponsored by

If you like this, then try: Bill Charlap with special guest Houston Person, Yellowjackets

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“When Jones solos, soaring with a gentle strength as his band swells behind him, it’s not just a pretty melody...it’s praise.” JazzTimes

Sean Jones Quartet March 5 – 8, 2014 As has become evident over the course of his five previous albums, Sean Jones is particularly adept at conquering complex emotional depths through his trumpet playing and compositions. He has revealed himself to be among the most immensely expressive, versatile, and gifted players of his generation. With each new project, Jones peels back another layer to show a fresh peek at his soul.

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As Amazon.com puts it, “Jones embodies the 21st century jazz musician, an experimental, supremely talented type whose vision and sensibility encourages inclusion rather than separation.” Jones is joined by his stellar ensemble: a forceful, swinging group that showcases the spirit of the music and some of the most impressive young players of our time.

If you like this, then try: A Night in Treme, Christian McBride Trio, Joe Lovano Us Five


“In the case of Rudresh Mahanthappa, we’re witnessing his passing from a rising star into one of our most important artists.” DownBeat Magazine

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak March 19 – 22, 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and DownBeat International Critics Poll winner Rudresh Mahanthappa is one of the most innovative musicians and composers in jazz today. Named “Alto Saxophonist of the Year” five consecutive times from 2009-2013 by the Jazz Journalists Association, Mahanthappa has incorporated the culture of his Indian ancestry, fusing myriad influences to

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create a truly groundbreaking artistic vision. Mahanthappa’s latest project, Gamak, unveils his new band featuring guitarist David Fiuczynski, bassist François Moutin, and drummer Dan Weiss. Gamak is destined to reach great heights in presenting a contemporary American music that synthesizes Western and non-Western musical forms and concepts.

If you like this, then try: A Night in Treme, Regina Carter Quartet, Matt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski

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“[Chestnut’s] brand of crisp articulation and blues-inflected harmony evokes another era...” The New York Times

Cyrus Chestnut Trio featuring Russell

Malone

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April 2 – 5, 2014 Two of the most sought after and widely acclaimed musicians of today join forces on the Jazz at the Bistro stage. Virtuosic and playful, pianist Cyrus Chestnut’s hard swinging, soulful sounds have become a staple in the jazz community. Blending contemporary jazz, traditional jazz, and gospel, Chestnut gives himself plenty of freedom to explore different emotions, while keeping his music in recognizable form. His lush chords, playful grace notes, worshipful tremolos, and

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effortless runs up and down the 88s are sure to impress, but it’s his warm demeanor and irresistible sweetness that make him one of jazz’s most beloved ambassadors. Russell Malone’s lyrical work has projected him into the mainstream of jazz guitar. Having dazzling technique erupt at will, as well as melodic, mellow ballad material, Malone shows extraordinary skill across the six strings. His skillful interpretations stir the imagination while igniting the soul.

If you like this, then try: Christian McBride Trio, Bill Charlap Trio with special guest Houston Person, Laurence Hobgood Quintet featuring Ernie Watts


Poncho Sanchez and His Latin

Jazz Band

April 16 – 19, 2014 If music were about pictures, percussionist Poncho Sanchez’s music would best be described as a kaleidoscopic swirl of some of the hottest colors and brightest lights to emerge from either side of the border. At any given show, fragments of Latin jazz, swing, bebop, salsa, and other infectious grooves collide and churn in a fiery swirl, with results that are no less than dazzling. Sanchez grew up in a suburb of LA, where he was raised on an unusual cross section of sounds that included straight-ahead jazz, Latin jazz, and American soul. Whatever the genre, the mesmerizing array of sounds and colors from Sanchez’s youth have telegraphed across the decades and continue to inform his creative sensibilities to this day. His over 20-year relationship with Concord Records has yielded two dozen recordings, a Grammy Award, and several Grammy nominations.

“As Elvis is to rock and James Brown is to soul, Poncho Sanchez is to salsa...particularly the congas.” Los Angeles Times

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If you like this, then try: A Night in Treme, Feliz Navidad with Musica SLESA

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Joe Lovano Us Five

April 30 – May 3, 2014

“No matter the mood or the tempo, Lovano delivered the kind of play that made one forget his prodigious technique and instead fall under the spell of his continually unfolding story line.” Los Angeles Times Hailed by The New York Times as “one of the greatest musicians in jazz history,” Grammy Award-winning saxophone giant Joe Lovano has distinguished himself for some three decades as a prescient and path-finding force in the arena of creative music. He has earned praise not just for his compelling tone and improvisational ability, but also for his forward-thinking presentation of new

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musical ideas and ensemble concepts. Since 2009, Lovano’s main vehicle for exploration has been Us Five, a dynamic young band featuring drummers Otis Brown III and Francisco Mela, bassist Peter Slavov, and pianist James Weidman. Sponsored by

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If you like this, then try: Matt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski, Laurence Hobgood Quintet featuring Ernie Watts, Bill Charlap Trio with special guest Houston Person


“…a beautiful, theatrically supple voice—masterful and effortless in every jaw-dropping delivery.” Broadway’s World

Jane Monheit May 14 – 17, 2014 An extraordinarily gifted vocalist whose sincere and romantic interpretations of exceptional songs have made her a favorite in both the jazz and cabaret worlds, Jane Monheit has garnered numerous accolades in the past decade. Her first album, Never Never Land, was voted Top Debut Recording by the Jazz Journalist’s Association and stayed on the Billboard jazz chart for over a year. Subsequent albums either charted high, or in several cases, debuted at number one, yielding two

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Grammy nominations in the Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals category. With her latest project, Monheit has upped the ante by digging deep into what brought her to this music in the first place: great songs and her passion for interpreting them. This return to the heart of who she is, and the fearless honesty with which she imparts her musical truth, lend great maturity and sincerity to her new album, Home.

If you like this, then try: Ann Hampton Callaway, Jeremy Davenport, John & Bucky Pizzarelli

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“Nothing short of a revelation.” Jazziz

Joe Sample May 28 – 31, 2014 One of jazz’s most versatile and popular performers for more than four decades, pianist and composer Joe Sample remains a pioneer of contemporary jazz piano. A founding member of the influential group The Jazz Crusaders, Sample focused on the acoustic piano during the group’s early years, but began to place greater emphasis on electric keyboards when the band turned to jazz/funk in the early ’70s. They then dropped “Jazz” from their name and went on to garner multiple gold and platinum albums until the band dissolved in the mid ’80s. In 2010, Sample reformed The Jazz Crusaders and, in addition to

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his solo and trio performances, continues to perform with them today. His appearance with the band at the Touhill as part of Jazz St. Louis’s 2011-12 season prompted the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to call the event “… the finest Jazz St. Louis presentation of the year.” Sample then returned with his trio on the 2012-13 Jazz at the Bistro season for four nights of sold out shows, entertaining the audience with wonderful stories about his life and the history of jazz, along with his masterful playing. Sample is returning once again to close the 2013-14 Jazz at the Bistro season.

If you like this, then try: Lou Donaldson Quartet, Christian McBride Trio, Cyrus Chestnut Trio featuring Russell Malone


special events

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Official Media Sponsor of the 2013-14 Jazz St. Louis Special Events Series

The concerts on the next few pages are just what we say they are – special. Whether it’s an annual tradition, a new artist passing through town, a creative cross-genre collaboration, or a free community concert, these unique and diverse shows prove Jazz St. Louis offers something special for everyone.

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Jazz St. Louis & STL Symphony Community Partnerships present

Stravinsky: Real & Imagined

On Sacred Ground: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring featuring

arranged and performed by

The Bad Plus

Free Concert | October 3, 2013 Skip Viragh Center for the Arts on the campus of Chaminade College Preparatory School Take a guided tour through the evolution of Igor Stravinsky’s music with chamber pieces performed by musicians of the St. Louis Symphony followed by a performance of On Sacred Ground, The Bad Plus’s ferocious re-scoring of Stravinsky’s iconic work, The Rite of Spring. Co-commissioned by Duke Performances and Lincoln Center, On Sacred Ground was met with immediate and widespread critical acclaim. Not interested in using “The Rite” simply as a vehicle for improvisation, the trio engaged in a rigorous study of the original composition before beginning to craft their own interpretation. The brilliant, multi-media transformation proves there are still vital lessons to be learned from the piece that caused a riot at its Paris premiere nearly 100 years ago.

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Jazz St. Louis and STL Symphony Community Partnerships are proud to offer this unique collaborative performance of Stravinsky’s compositions for FREE to the St. Louis community in supporting the Symphony’s mission to enrich people’s lives through the power of music and Jazz St. Louis’s mission to advance the uniquely American art of jazz through live performance, education, and outreach. This community concert follows four days of educational activities with The Bad Plus as a part of Jazz St. Louis’s Artist Residency program (see page 38 for more information).


“[Watts] is one of the greatest living tenor saxophonists, at the top of his game.” All About Jazz

“Alert listeners have known for years that...Hobgood is one of the best pianists of his generation.” Mojo Magazine (UK)

Laurence Hobgood Quintet featuring Ernie Watts

October 4 – 5, 2013

Pianist Laurence Hobgood has enjoyed a multi-faceted and dynamic career. Since 1995, Hobgood has been the musical director for Kurt Elling, playing on, composing/arranging for, and co-producing all of Elling’s albums (six for Blue Note and three for Concord), all of which were Grammy-nominated. Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane and Hartman, recorded live at Lincoln Center, won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Vocal Jazz Record.

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Two-time Grammy Award-winner Ernie Watts is one of the most versatile and prolific saxophone players in music. It has been more than 50 years since he first picked up a saxophone, and from age 16 on, he has been playing professionally. Watts has been featured on over 500 recordings by artists ranging from Cannonball Adderley to Frank Zappa, always exhibiting his unforgettable trademark sound.

If you like this, then try: Bill Charlap Trio with special guest Houston Person, Christian McBride Trio, Yellowjackets

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Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration Sponsored by

“…(the) ecstatic reading of the Mass elevated Marsalis’s riffs to the high heavens.” The Guardian (UK)

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If you like this, then try: Cyrus Chestnut Trio featuring Russell Malone, Christian McBride Trio, Jim Manley: Mad Brass & Rhythm


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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Chorale Le Chateau October 18, 2013 Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center

Since Wynton Marsalis composed and recorded In This House, On This Morning two decades ago, he has remained committed to projecting a theme of universal humanism— and raising a joyful noise—while reflecting the form of the African American church service. Never has Marsalis coalesced the codes of sacred and secular expression more successfully than with the 2008 extended

work Abyssinian Mass, commissioned to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Abyssinian Baptist Church on West 138th Street in Harlem. In this performance, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis revisits this masterwork, augmented by the 70-voice gospel choir, Chorale Le Chateau, conducted by Damien Sneed.

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“Cool and charming, [Davenport] blends a New Orleans musical influence with classic jazz and songwriting, like if Sinatra had been raised in New Orleans.” goNOLA.com

Jeremy Davenport November 29 – 30, 2013 Jeremy Davenport infuses his unique style of storytelling with his original lyrics and music, creating not only a modern edge, but also a feeling reminiscent of the time when jazz was at its peak of popularity. A St. Louis native, Davenport was born into a family of musicians. His mother has been a music educator for nearly 50 years and his father recently retired,

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after 40 years, from the St. Louis Symphony. From a young age, he studied and played with members and guests of the Symphony, which included an early introduction to jazz great Wynton Marsalis. He eventually went on to play with Harry Connick, Jr.’s big band for six years. Davenport now tours the world and plays regularly in New Orleans.

If you like this, then try: Ann Hampton Callaway, John & Bucky Pizzarelli, Bill Charlap Trio with special guest Houston Person


Jazz at Lincoln Center Group featuring Vincent Gardner with Walter Blanding and Kenny Rampton January 31 – February 1, 2014 Jazz St. Louis and Jazz at Lincoln Center team up to present an all-star line-up of musicians from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Capping off a full week of work with area students and schools as part of Jazz St. Louis’s Artist Residency program (see page 38), these musicians bring world-class performance and education to the Jazz at the

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Bistro stage with a powerhouse group you won’t find anywhere else. Featuring veteran JALC Orchestra musicians Vincent Gardner on trombone, Walter Blanding on tenor sax, and Kenny Rampton on trumpet, this is sure to be one of the hardest swinging shows of the season. A fourth member of the JALC Group will be announced at a later time.

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If you like this, then try: Bill Charlap Trio with special guest Houston Person, Christian McBride Trio, Sean Jones Quartet

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“Erin Bode is the most magnificent solo performer on this planet right now.” BBC

Valentine’s Day with Erin Bode February 14 – 15, 2014 The Erin Bode Group creates music forged from the Americana of its members’ midwestern roots, infused with jazz grooves, and made magic by Bode’s bell-like voice. Sophisticated arrangements and attention to phrasing, both vocal and instrumental, further

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distinguish the band’s fresh sound. Bode consistently wins over audiences with her sweet personality and sincere performances, the perfect combination to celebrate this romantic holiday.

If you like this, then try: Jane Monheit, Regina Carter Quartet, Jeremy Davenport


jazz st. louis spotlight series

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In the early 20th Century, St. Louis served as a key geographic confluence of musical styles, including the birth of jazz as we know it. Today, St. Louis is home to many talented jazz musicians and ensembles, some of whom you’ll find on the next few pages as part of Jazz St. Louis’s Spotlight Series celebrating the fact: Jazz IS St. Louis!

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Dave Venn October 19, 2013

A St. Louis native, Venn began his professional music career as a tenor saxophonist, performing with the Jazz Central group and other local bands. In the 1960s the St. Louis jazz scene was flourishing in places like Gaslight Square, The Playboy Club, and the DeBaliviere area. With more opportunities for pianists than saxophonists, Venn made the switch to piano. He remains an in-demand musician and has been named the “Best Local Pianist/ Keyboardist” by the Riverfront Times.

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If you like this, then try: Bill Charlap Trio with special guest Houston Person, Laurence Hobgood Quintet featuring Ernie Watts

The Bosman Twins November 1 – 2, 2013 Mesmerizing, dazzling, and exhilarating are the words that continuously come to audience’s minds to describe the Bosman Twins. Florida A&M music scholars and masters of several woodwind instruments, the Emmy Award-winning duo are true ambassadors of music. Whether performing as a duo or accompanying jazz greats, their renditions of jazz, R&B, funk, and gospel have gained them international notoriety.

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If you like this, then try: Lou Donaldson Quartet, Cyrus Chestnut Trio featuring Russell Malone, Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration


Jim Manley: Mad Brass & Rhythm November 15-16, 2013 Jim Manley is an explosive trumpet player whose forays into the musical stratosphere are exciting and unbelievable. In the past few years, Manley has branched out as a bandleader, composer/arranger, and clinician, maintaining a busy playing schedule with nearly 4,500 engagements in the last fifteen years. For these shows, Manley has put together a screamin’ seven-piece instrumental group dubbed Mad Brass & Rhythm.

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If you like this, then try: Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band, Feliz Navidad with Musica SLESA

Feliz Navidad with Musica SLESA December 13-14, 2013 Latin jazz, salsa, and bebop meld together for an explosive sound with the return of Musica SLESA. The St. Louis Educators Salsa Association (SLESA), brings together some of the area’s top music educators to

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celebrate their love for salsa and Latin jazz. Driving grooves, virtuosic horn lines, and masterful improvisations inspire audiences each time Musica SLESA takes the stage.

If you like this, then try: Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band, Jim Manley: Mad Brass & Rhythm

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Good 4 the Soul December 27-28, 2013 This explosive four-piece outfit, featuring John King on bass, Adaron “Pops” Jackson on keys, James Jackson on drums, and Shaun Robinson on guitar, draws upon jazz, funk, fusion, gospel, and R&B repertoires to deliver a powerful and unapologetic sound that excites and thrills audiences. When this band hits the stage, there are no boundaries. The only guarantee is a night of worldclass music that is Good 4 the Soul! contemporary soul jazz spotlight series

If you like this, then try: Yellowjackets, Sean Jones Quartet, Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration

New Orleans New Year with the

Funky Butt Brass Band January 3-4, 2014

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funk / New Orleans spotlight series

Ring in the New Year with the Funky Butt Brass Band! Formed in 2008 by six talented musicians who respect and revere the New Orleans brass band tradition, the FBBB takes classic New Orleans brass tunes and gives them a twist in the style of Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, and Bonerama. But don’t be surprised if you hear some Motown, southern rock, Memphis soul, Chicago blues, and St. Louis R&B in the mix.

If you like this, then try: A Night in Treme, Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band


Lead sponsor of the JazzU program

Title sponsor of the Emerson Jazz in Schools program

Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation

jazz st. louis education programs The future of jazz starts here. Jazz St. Louis offers a variety of education and outreach programs designed to introduce young people to the uniquely American art of jazz. Whether those students go on to become jazz musicians or armchair enthusiasts, the future of the music is dependent upon the cultivation of future generations of jazz audiences.

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JazzU Made possible by a lead contribution from Monsanto Fund with support from Ameren Missouri, the Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation, and the Staenberg Family Foundation, JazzU places talented middle and high school musicians in small jazz combos, which meet weekly between September and May. Aside from the benefit of weekly instruction from JazzU faculty members, students have the opportunity to meet and work with musicians who perform on the Jazz at the Bistro stage, as well as those participating in Jazz St. Louis’s Artist Residency program, which has included musicians such as Terell Stafford, Jon Faddis, Cyrus Chestnut, Ronald Carter, Esperanza Spalding, and the Clayton Brothers. Because of generous support, Jazz St. Louis is able to offer a scholarship that covers all costs of participation to each student accepted into the program.

Lead sponsor With support from Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation

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Sponsored by the Staenberg Family Foundation, the Jazz St. Louis AllStars comprises the top students in the JazzU program. Placement in this group is a result of JazzU auditions in the spring. The All-Star ensemble serves as Jazz St. Louis’s cultural ambassadors, performing at many area events.


Emerson Jazz in the Schools Made possible through generous funding from Emerson and support from the E. Desmond Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative, the Emerson Jazz in the Schools program brings visiting Jazz at the Bistro artists to area schools at no cost.

Sponsored by

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Visiting artists participate in a number of different activities, including performances, master classes, and clinics. Bringing internationally-renowned jazz musicians into the schools is a great way to introduce young students to this great American art form. All 18 artists in our Jazz at the Bistro subscription series are contracted to participate in an education event in addition to their performances at the Bistro. 37


Artist Residency Program Made possible through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Residencies bring the best musicians and educators to St. Louis to work with students in more intensive, small-group settings.

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TED WHEELER, Agent

Jazz St. Louis’s Residency Artists are national performers and educators dedicated to securing the future of jazz through outreach and in-school performances. Jazz St. Louis engages these artists for an entire week, during which they visit area schools and conduct master classes and clinics for middle and high school musicians, allowing for more hands-on coaching. At the elementary level, residency artists perform in-school, introducing many young people to jazz for the first time while teaching them about the great art form. These artists cap off their week in St. Louis with either performances on the Jazz at the Bistro stage or free community concerts held at various venues throughout the area. The performances are generously sponsored by Ted Wheeler of American Family Insurance.


Jazz St. Louis Youth Concerts Held at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, the Jazz St. Louis Youth Concerts featuring JazzReach and Metta Quintet provide schools the opportunity to bring their students, free of charge, to exciting, interactive, and informative concert presentations about jazz music. Transportation subsidies provided by Jazz St. Louis ensure that every school has the opportunity to take part in the Youth Concert program. The 2013 Youth Concerts are presented by Jazz St. Louis in partnership with JazzReach, a nationally recognized, New York City-based 501(c)(3) notfor-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, creation, teaching, and performance of jazz music.

Presented by

Stolen Moments: the First 100 Years of Jazz October 7 | 9 a.m. | Grades 6–12

Stolen Moments is a thoroughly engaging, 70-minute multi-media program that introduces audiences to jazz music’s rich history and to the names, faces, and music of some of its many masters.

ELLINGTON! October 7 | 11 a.m. | Grades 3–6 October 8 | 9 a.m. | Grades 3–6

ELLINGTON! is a highly engaging, multi-media program that illuminates the rich, vital legacy of the great American composer, pianist, and bandleader, Duke Ellington.

Get Hip! October 8 | 11 a.m. | Grades K–4

Get Hip! is an entertaining, interactive multi-media introduction to jazz. It illuminates some of the music’s cultural origins, the concept of improvisation, and the function and responsibility of each individual component of the jazz ensemble.

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Adopt-a-School Program Jazz St. Louis’s Adopt-a-School program began through generous support from the Whitaker Foundation. Adopted schools receive a higher level of involvement from Jazz St. Louis that includes programming and services tailored to each school’s needs. Jazz St. Louis began its partnership with the Normandy School District in 2007, and in 2008, began a partnership with the East St. Louis School District. The Adopt-a-School program allows for visits by world-class artists and the area’s finest educators. Due to generous contributions, Jazz St. Louis has also been able to purchase much needed instruments for both Normandy Middle School and East St. Louis Senior High School, giving the young music students a better chance to succeed.

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the future of jazz starts here Your gift makes a difference! Donations to Jazz St. Louis help ensure visits from the highest caliber artists, strengthen our nationally-recognized education programs, and solidify St. Louis’s place in the history – and future – of jazz. There are many ways in which you can support Jazz St. Louis: donate gifts of cash or stock, become a season subscriber, purchase single tickets, make a bequest in your will, sponsor your favorite artist, contribute to your favorite education program, or tell your friends all about Jazz St. Louis and the great things we do! Below, tell us all about you!

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the future of jazz starts with you I would like my gift to support the following program or activity

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JazzU I/we want the gift to help defray the costs of area students studying one-on-one and in small groups with some of the best jazz artists in the country.

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Jazz St. Louis Attn: Kate Francis, Director of Development & Marketing 3547 Olive Street – Suite 260 St. Louis, MO 63103 Fax: 314.289.4039

Jazz St. Louis is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Consult your tax and/or legal advisor for information and advice on making a charitable investment in Jazz St. Louis.

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thank you! Jazz St. Louis’s mission is to lead our community in advancing the uniquely American art of jazz through live performance, education, and outreach. In addition to the organization’s loyal subscribers and ticket buyers, the individuals, corporations, and foundations listed below make significant charitable contributions that help ensure Jazz St. Louis fulfills its mission and continues presenting the best jazz performances and education programs available in the Midwest. For that, we thank you. This donor list represents cumulative contributions and/or pledges received between January 1, 2012 and April 30, 2013. Gifts listed are annual, unrestricted contributions. We sincerely regret errors or omissions and ask that you call our office at 314.289.4034 to make corrections. Jazz St. Louis is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax and/or legal advisor(s)when making an investment in Jazz St. Louis.

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$5,000–$9,999

$2,500–$4,999

Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation Mr. and Mrs. James Berges Emerson Trust Mr. and Mrs. John Ferring Monsanto Fund Mr. and Mrs. William C. Rusnack Wells Fargo Advisors World Wide Technology

Susan Barrett and Chris Poehler Beck/Allen Cabinetry Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burson Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Callihan Mr. Leonard Cervantes Dr. and Mrs. James Clanahan Coolfire Media Mr. Richard Engelsmann Fifth Third Bank Fox Family Foundation Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Greenberg Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Mr. Samuel Hutchinson and Ms. Laurna Godwin Jazz Arts Group MAXJAZZ Moneta Group Mr. Kevin J. Morrell Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Neuman Dr. Susan Pittman Mr. and Mrs. Ron Sakai Mr. Gary Sarachan and Ms. Margaret Fox Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schwendinger Mary Anne and Joseph Sedey Sempra Energy Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Rex Sinquefield Mr. and Mrs. Jon D. Topp TricorBraun UMB Bank USBank

American Family Insurance – Ted Wheeler, Agent AON Risk Services Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bader Boeing Matching Gift Program Mr. and Mrs. Russell Browning Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cohn Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Colagiovanni Corporate Flooring Group Dr. William H. Danforth Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Donald Mr. Rob Endicott Dr. Erick Falconer Fixture Contracting Co., Inc. Mr. Stacy W. Hastie Hilton Airport Ms. Sheila Humphreys Husch Blackwell LLP Isle of Capri Casinos Javelin Jordan Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Jim Krekeler Mr. Leonard Landsbaum and Ms. Donna Moog Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lehrer Lodging Hospitality Management Mr. and Mrs. John McGuire Mr. John McHugh and Ms. Becky Brown S. Lee McMillan Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Tim Mortenson National Endowment for the Arts Mr. David Obedin and Ms. Clare Davis

$25,000–$49,999 Ameren Missouri Sandy Blasingame and Gary Hall Friends of Jazz St. Louis Garden View Care Centers Mr. and Mrs. Ken Kranzberg Missouri Arts Council PNC Foundation Regional Arts Commission The Staenberg Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Greg Trapp Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Weil Whitaker Foundation

$10,000–$24,999 The Arts and Education Council AT&T Centene Corporation Charter Communications Cortland Associates, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John Dubinsky Edward Jones Enterprise Holdings Entertainment Cruise Productions FleishmanHillard HBE Corporation National Endowment for the Arts Trio Foundation of St. Louis Mr. and Mrs. Tom Voss

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continued from page 43 Dr. Stephen Padgett and Ms. Dominique Francx Paric Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Pheiffer PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLC Mr. and Mrs. Jim Probstein Mr. and Mrs. Craig D. Schnuck Mr. and Mrs. Steve Schoolman Mr. David Sherman, III Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Srenco Stone, Leyton & Gershman The Northern Trust Company Mr. and Mrs. William Tingle Mr. and Mrs. Michael Vasquez Voorhees Painting Mr. and Mrs. John Wuest

$1,000–$2,499 Mr. Pete Abel Mr. and Mrs. Mark Adams Ms. Debbie Aliperti Mr. and Mrs. Roger Altvater Ms. Mary Randolph Ballinger Mr. Richard Baron & Ms. Adi Shamir Mr. and Mrs. Warner Baxter Mrs. Jane Bickford Father Lawrence Biondi Ms. Marion Black Mr. Arthur Brigham Brown Smith Wallace LLC Mr. and Mrs. Dan Burkhardt Mr. and Mrs. Tom Carnahan Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Carr Mr. and Mrs. Jim Carrington Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cole Mr. Gregory Conroy and Ms. Valerie Goldston Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cortois Mr. and Mrs. Charles Downs Mr. and Mrs. Tim Eberlein Mr. Thomas J. Erman Ms. Nancy Everett and Mr. Dennis Shea Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Fathman The Honorable and Mrs. Sam Fox Mr. and Mrs. Bill Freivogel Ms. Jane Goldberg Mrs. Barbara B. Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Clay Grumke Dr. and Mrs. David Gutmann Ms. Dorian Hansen and Mr. Michael Smith Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Harris Mr. Milton Hieken and Ms. Barbara Barenholtz Mr. and Mrs. L. William Higley Ms. Jessica Holzer Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Jones Mr. and Mrs. Tony Karakas Mr. Robert Koff and Ms. Linda Riekes Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Langsdorf Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Lawlor Mr. and Mrs. Ned Lemkemeier Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Levy

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Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lintz Dr. and Mrs. Carl A. Lyss Mr. and Mrs. Alan Marks Mr. John Martin and Ms. Cheryl Stein Mr. and Mrs. Smith McGehee Mr. and Mrs. John McPheeters Mr. and Mrs. Walter Metcalfe Mr. and Mrs. Cary Mogerman Jim and Connie Sexton Moore Ms. Marian M. Nunn Dr. and Mrs. William Peck Mr. and Mrs. Brent Restemayer Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Sant Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schlafly Mr. and Mrs. Vince Schoemehl Mr. Sandy Schonwald and Ms. Toni Kaufer Mr. and Mrs. Steve Seele Mrs. Mary Strauss Mr. and Mrs. Bud Strong Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tao Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Tepper Dr. Jeff Tillinghast and Dr. Karen Forsman Scott and Teresa Santiago Turner Mr. and Mrs. John Wallach Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Warren Mr. and Mrs. John Weil Ms. Pat Whitaker and Mr. Dick Miles Ms. Donna Wilkinson

$500–$999 Advanced Resources Mr. and Mrs. Jamey Aebersold Mr. Paul Arenberg Ark Land Company Ms. Mary Bargeron Mr. and Mrs. William L. Beard Mr. Barry Chelist Mr. Matthew T. Coble Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cook Drury Hotels Company, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Fred Epstein Ms. Caryn Fine Ms. Cindy Forhan Ms. Kate Francis and Mr. Eric Cunningham Dr. Thomas George Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gresick Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hanley Mr. Wayne Harshman Mr. and Mrs. Kit Heffern Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hulse Mr. Frank Jacobs and Ms. Marylen Mann Mr. and Mrs. Neil Jaffe Ms. Ruth Kim Ms. Marilu Knode and Mr. Kevin Miyazaki Dr. and Mrs. Richard Lazaroff Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Adam Long Ms. Alice Lowenstein Mr. Greg Lukeman

Ms. Cary Magilligan Major Brands, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Manczuk Ms. Lisa Melandri and Mr. Jordan Gaunce Mr. and Mrs. David Molho Neiman Marcus Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Newberry Ms. Joan Newman Mr. and Mrs. George Nikolajevich Mr. and Mrs. Timothy O’Leary Mr. and Mrs. Harry Orchard Mr. and Mrs. Russell Perry PFG Middendorf Mr. and Mrs. David Price Dr. Bernard C. Randolph, Jr. and Ms. Kathy Smith Ms. Kathleen M. Ratcliffe Ms. Stephanie Riven and Mr. Roger Goldman Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Rohlfing Dr. Craig P. Russo Mr. Thomas L. Sandifer Ms. Maria B. Schlafly and Mr. David C. Aholt Mr. and Mrs. Scott Schoettley Mr. and Mrs. Dave Senay Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Shapiro Mr. and Mrs. Chris Sommers Mr. Jim Stoeppler The Advertiser’s Printing Co. The Lawrence Group Mr. and Mrs. Lee Trapp Mr. and Mrs. John Van Doren Ms. Susan Veidt Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wakefield Ambassador and Mrs. George Herbert Walker III Mr. Bill Welborn Ms. Kit Whittington Mr. and Mrs. Al Wiman Mr. and Mrs. Alan C. Witte Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Woolsey

Jazz St. Louis appreciates every gift – regardless of size – and regrets that space constraints do not allow for every generous contribution to be listed. Thank you to our 2013-14 Media Sponsors: WSIE 88.7 FM KDHX 88.1 FM St. Louis Post-Dispatch St. Louis Public Radio


premium seating Subscribers receive the best choice of seats with consistency in your table location

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the benefits of subscribing

Subscribers are at the front of the line to purchase single tickets to Jazz St. Louis events at Jazz at the Bistro and the Touhill, ahead of the general public

savings ALL subscribers receive discounts off the single ticket price for selected shows at time of subscription purchase

convenience Complimentary valet parking for ALL subscription packages— including Choose Your Own

flexibility Complimentary ticket exchange (within same engagement)

artist access Invitations to exclusive meet and greet opportunities with select artists

insider info • Invitation to a special Season Preview Party • Advance notice of new shows • “Liner Notes” weekly e-newsletter • “Lead Sheet” education programming e-newsletter 45


choose your subscription series series 1

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Experience all eighteen (18) subscription series performances Save 15% off the single ticket price

Six (6) great performances Save 5% off the single ticket price

series 2 Ten (10) great performances Save 10% off the single ticket price • Yellowjackets • A Night in Treme featuring the Donald Harrison Quintet • Regina Carter Quartet • John & Bucky Pizzarelli • The Bad Plus • Bill Charlap Trio with special guest Houston Person • Sean Jones Quartet • Cyrus Chestnut Trio featuring Russell Malone • Joe Lovano Us Five • Joe Sample

series 3 Eight (8) great performances Save 10% off the single ticket price • Lou Donaldson Quartet • Ann Hampton Callaway • Pat Martino Trio • Matt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski • Christian McBride Trio • Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak • Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band • Jane Monheit

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• Lou Donaldson Quartet • Pat Martino Trio • Bill Charlap Trio with special guest Houston Person • Sean Jones Quartet • Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak • Joe Lovano Us Five

choose your own series Select a minimum of four (4) shows from the subscription series Save 5% off the single ticket price • Create your own personal jazz experience! • Make your show selections on the back of the form on the next page.

seating Please refer to this seating chart when requesting your seats. Jazz at the Bistro is a non-smoking venue.

jazz at the bistro 3536 Washington Avenue St. Louis, MO 63103  

jazz st. louis offices 3547 Olive Street, Suite 260 St. Louis, MO 63103


2013–14 jazz st. louis subscription order form jazz at the bistro subscription orders Please note number of desired seats and circle appropriate day and price. # of Seats

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2013-14 jazz st. louis subscription order form (page 2)

choose your own subscription Please CIRCLE correct price for each event (select day, time, & table on front of form). Choose at least four (4) shows from this section. Prices are only valid for subscription purchases. artist

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September 25-28 Yellowjackets October 9-12 Lou Donaldson Quartet October 23-26 A Night in Treme featuring the Donald Harrison Quintet November 6-9 Ann Hampton Callaway November 20-23 Regina Carter Quartet December 4-7 Pat Martino Trio December 18-21 John & Bucky Pizzarelli January 8-11 The Bad Plus January 22-25 Matt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski February 5-8 Bill Charlap Trio with special guest Houston Person February 19-22 Christian McBride Trio March 5-8 Sean Jones Quartet March 19-22 Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak April 2-5 April 16-19 April 30 - May 3 May 14-17 May 28-31

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Cyrus Chestnut Trio $31 featuring Russell Malone Poncho Sanchez & $36 His Latin Jazz Band Joe Lovano Us Five $31 Jane Monheit $31 Joe Sample $36

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special events, spotlight series, and residency artists The following shows are NOT a valid selection for completing a Choose Your Own subscription, but may be purchased in addition. Please CIRCLE correct price for each event. All tickets issued for 7:30 p.m. set unless indicated otherwise. date October 4-5 October 19 November 1-2 November 15-16 November 29-30 December 13-14 December 27-28 January 3-4 January 31 - February 1 February 14-15

artist Fri Laurence Hobgood Quintet $33 featuring Ernie Watts Dave Venn n/a The Bosman Twins $20 Jim Manley: $20 Mad Brass & Rhythm Jeremy Davenport $38 Feliz Navidad with $25 Musica SLESA Good 4 the Soul $20 New Orleans New Year with $20 the Funky Butt Brass Band Jazz at Lincoln Center $33 Group featuring Vincent Gardner with Walter Blanding and Kenny Rampton Valentine’s Day $25 with Erin Bode

Sat $33

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featuring the Wells Fargo Advisors Jazz at the Bistro Season All performances at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

www.jazzstl.org   Sept 25-28

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Oct 4-5 Oct 9-12 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 23-26

Nov 1-2 Nov 6-9 Nov 15-16 Nov 20-23 Nov 29-30 Dec 4-7 Dec 13-14 Dec 18-21 Dec 27-28

Yellowjackets Sponsored by Tim & Debbie Callihan Wed/Thu $33 | Fri/Sat $38 | students $15

Stravinsky: Real & Imagined featuring On Sacred Ground: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring arranged and performed by The Bad Plus

FREE Concert 7 p.m. | Skip Viragh Center for the Arts on the campus of Chaminade College Preparatory School

Laurence Hobgood Quintet featuring Ernie Watts

Fri/Sat $33 | students $10

Lou Donaldson Quartet

Wed/Thu $33 | Fri/Sat $38 | students $15

Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Chorale Le Chateau Sponsored by World Wide Technology, Inc. $35 | $50 | $125 | students $20 8 p.m. | Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center

Dave Venn

Sat $20 | students $10

A Night in Treme featuring the Donald Harrison Quintet Sponsored by Friends of Jazz St. Louis Wed/Thu $33 | Fri/Sat $38 | students $15

The Bosman Twins

Fri/Sat $20 | students $10

Ann Hampton Callaway Exclusively Sponsored by Garden View Care Centers Wed/Thu $38 | Fri/Sat $43 | students $20

Jim Manley: Mad Brass & Rhythm

Fri/Sat $20 | students $10

Regina Carter Quartet Sponsored by Nancy & Ken Kranzberg Wed/Thu $33 | Fri/Sat $38 | students $15

Jeremy Davenport

Fri/Sat $38 | students $15

Pat Martino Trio Sponsored by Jon & Barbara Topp Wed/Thu $33 | Fri/Sat $38 | students $15

Feliz Navidad with Musica SLESA

Fri/Sat $25 | students $10

John & Bucky Pizzarelli

Wed/Thu $33 | Fri/Sat $38 | students $15

Good 4 the Soul

Fri/Sat $20 | students $10

jazz at the bistro tickets: 314.289.4030 314.534.1111 800.293.5949 www.metrotix.com

Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center tickets: 314.516.4949 866.516.4949 www.touhill.org

information 314.289.4030 www.jazzstl.org  

Wells Fargo Advisors is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2013-14 Jazz at the Bistro Season

jazz at the bistro 3536 Washington Avenue St. Louis, MO 63103  

jazz st. louis offices 3547 Olive Street Suite 260 St. Louis, MO 63103

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featuring the Wells Fargo Advisors Jazz at the Bistro Season All performances at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

www.jazzstl.org   Jan 3-4 Jan 8-11 Jan 22-25

New Orleans New Year with the Funky Butt Brass Band

Sponsored by Capes, Sokol, Goodman, & Sarachan P.C. Wed/Thu $33 | Fri/Sat $38 | students $15

Feb 14-15 Feb 19-22 Mar 5-8 Mar 19-22 Apr 2-5

Apr 16-19 Apr 30 - May 3 May 14-17 May 28-31

The Bad Plus

Wed/Thu $33 | Fri/Sat $38 | students $15

Matt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski Jazz at Lincoln Center Group featuring Vincent Gardner with Walter Blanding and Kenny Rampton Sponsored by American Family Insurance – Ted Wheeler, Agent Fri/Sat $33 | students $15

Bill Charlap Trio with special guest Houston Person Co-Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. William C. Rusnack and Cortland Associates Wed/Thu $33 | Fri/Sat $38 | students $15

Valentine’s Day with Erin Bode

Fri/Sat $25 | students $15

Christian McBride Trio Sponsored by Beck/Allen Cabinetry Wed/Thu $33 | Fri/Sat $38 | students $15

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Fri/Sat $20 | students $10

Sean Jones Quartet

Wed/Thu $28 | Fri/Sat $33 | students $10

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak

Wed/Thu $28 | Fri/Sat $33 | students $10

Cyrus Chestnut Trio featuring Russell Malone Sponsored by Nancy & Ken Kranzberg Wed/Thu $33 | Fri/Sat $38 | students $15

Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band Exclusively Sponsored by Garden View Care Centers Wed/Thu $38 | Fri/Sat $43 | students $20

Joe Lovano Us Five Sponsored by Cortland Associates Wed/Thu $33 | Fri/Sat $38 | students $15

Jane Monheit

Wed/Thu $33 | Fri/Sat $38 | students $15

Joe Sample

Wed/Thu $38 | Fri/Sat $43 | students $20

Wells Fargo Advisors is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2013-14 Jazz at the Bistro Season

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jazz at the bistro tickets: 314.289.4030 314.534.1111 800.293.5949 www.metrotix.com

Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center tickets: 314.516.4949 866.516.4949 www.touhill.org

information 314.289.4030 www.jazzstl.org  

jazz at the bistro 3536 Washington Avenue St. Louis, MO 63103  

jazz st. louis offices 3547 Olive Street Suite 260 St. Louis, MO 63103


experience jazz at the bistro “The bookings are impeccable at this classy club.” There are no age restrictions, so everyone is welcome. Sit by the balcony rail upstairs and feel regal, as if you have your own box seat. Or sit downstairs, a few rows from the stage, and feel like part of the music. It really draws you in. Wynton Marsalis, “10 Great Places to Get Jazzed About Jazz” USAToday

What’s a Listening Room? Listening Room [lis-uh-ning room]. Noun. 1. a place where jazz novices and aficionados join together to hear great American music 2. an acoustically perfect atmosphere where talking out loud is discouraged but grooving is very much encouraged 3. an intimate environment where musicians are so close you can see them sweat, grin, grimace, and produce sounds so sweet you’ll cry

What do I wear? Anything you like, provided your ensemble includes shirt, shoes, and pants.

What’s ‘family style’ seating? One of the great things about the Bistro experience is meeting new, interesting people who share a love for this American music. The Bistro seats tables of four, so couples will be seated with other couples they may or may not know. But by the end of the evening, it’s likely that new friends have been made by all.

Can I bring my own wine? Yep. A corkage fee applies.

Can I order dinner and eat it during the performance? Yep again. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and dessert are served for both sets. Your show tickets serve as your dinner reservations. Voila!

Do Jazz at the Bistro artists sign autographs? Depends on the artist. But one thing is certain: Jazz at the Bistro patrons have unprecedented access and interaction with artists before, after, and/or between sets.

Can we stay for the late set if we only bought tickets to the early set? Again, it depends. Sometimes late shows are sold out. Sometimes not. Paying customers for the late set have priority seating, but we’ll be sure to let you know that night if you can stay. 51


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