Saxophone player Bob Gordon was born in St. Louis in 1928.
George Murphy “Pops” Foster started out playing the cello, then become a fine jazz bass player who was also well-versed on the trumpet and tuba.
Louisville's Forecastle Festival is an annual summer musical event that draws tens of thousands of fans.
It's become an annual ritual at KDHX: Our DJs look back at the best releases of the mid-point of the year and pick their 10 favorites thus far. Given how great 2015 has been for new music, you know there's some essential listening in store.
To complement their lists of top 10 albums, some of our DJs weighed in with their picks for favorite songs and shows of the first half of 2015.
St. Louisan Ernie Wilkins was an important jazz figure as an arranger, writer and performer.
This past Saturday (June 27th, 2015) was the last day of the St. Lou Fringe Festival and, by sheer coincidence, also the best one as far as the shows I saw went. Better yet, three of the four I saw were by local groups.