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.
Each year, I keep up with hundreds of YouTube subscriptions from artists and labels to radio stations and filmmakers. While I greatly appreciate the manicured visual representation of music videos, there is something special about the live-to-tape recorded video sessions as well that capture a unique moment in music.
Jazz artist Russell Gunn was born in Chicago but raised in East St. Louis. His main instrument is trumpet, but he is fluent on a number of instruments.
I had the pleasure of attending scores of shows in St. Louis this past year. Here are my top picks for the best shows of 2014.
Innovative jazz drummer Kenny Clarke was born in Pittsburgh in 1914. Raised by a musical family he learned several instruments and played in Roy Eldridge's band as a teenager. In the early '30s he moved to St. Louis to join the Jeter-Pillars Band.