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Jazz is considered to be a true American art form, but when mixed with Afro-Cuban influences and Latin heritage, it has grown into a melange of worldly music shared across borders, continents and cultures.

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The coming of the new year carries many traditions for many people, and for Jazz St. Louis it means welcoming avant-garde trio the Bad Plus back to the Bistro for the ninth straight year.

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In the spirit of jazz, Wednesday night at the Ferring Jazz Bistro proved to be a night of adaptation and perseverance.

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There are many new aspects of Jazz St. Louis’ newly renovated Harold Jazz Center, but one of the finest additions turns out to be something old. Rich McDonnell, founding board member and longtime supporter of jazz, was lost this past year, and the Ferring Jazz Bistro has the honor of housing his classic, Hammond B-3 organ, one of the most renowned instruments in jazz.

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Even before the musicians emerged from the green room, the stage told a story of creativity and modern experimentation. At the forefront sat Jeff Coffin's trio of saxophones and flute beside Bill Fanning's trumpet, each accompanied by a board of effects pedals and other toys generally belonging to electric guitarists and bassists.

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It was a remarkably quiet night in midtown without the typical competition from the neighborhoods bounty of venues and arts attraction, but the Ferring Jazz Bistro was full of life and eager fans of the Joshua Redman Trio.

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The newly renovated and expanded Ferring Jazz Bistro offers an amply wide stage, but the John Pizzarelli Quartet opted to set up huddled together in the middle, staying within a whispers reach of the band leader at the front of the stage.

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With the newly expanded and renovated Harold & Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz to flaunt, Jazz St. Louis started its 20th season with one hometown hero saxophonist David Sanborn.

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It's not at all common to find music at Jazz at the Bistro on a Monday night, but the polar vortex had its way and kept the Matt Wilson Quartet -- with special guest John Medeski -- from making it to town for the intimate listening room's traditional Wednesday start.

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The long-term contract is well known in the world of sports, but in the world of music, such commitments tend to be reserved for the divas of the Las Vegas strip. However, the people of St. Louis have spoken and have welcomed the Bad Plus to Jazz at the Bistro for eight straight years, and extended a contract to return every January for the foreseeable future.

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