The important blues singer Irene Scruggs was born in Mississippi but likely raised in St. Louis; she certainly spent most of her career in the river city.
The Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience is not just any cover band; in fact they are not a cover band. One would think how could this band carry this name if Dizzy is not there? Well, for starters, John Lee, the bassist in the band, was also a bassist in Dizzy's band for a decade.
Though they're nearing 15 years as a band, the members of Kneebody are largely regarded as youngsters in the world of jazz for their wildly innovative approach to music.
The world is filled with musical talent buried beneath the pressures and excuses that daily life continually provides, but true passion cannot be subdued.
For many fans of the contemporary funk and fusion scene, the arrival of Jeff Lorber Fusion in St. Louis marked a major event.
American music is where it’s at, and KDHX is the place to be to get the lowdown on some recent releases that may have slipped a bit below your radar.
Outside the walls of the Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz, sheets of ice coated the world in a frosty sheen, but inside the mood was warm and inviting.
One of the great concert halls in the history of St. Louis, the Palladium was built in 1914 and from the very beginning hosted the best of both local and national jazz artists.