Corey Williams, aka Thelonius Kryptonite, hit the St. Louis music scene in 2013 with the one-two punch of an EP debut followed just months later by a collaborative full-length album. But he's been around for years (grew up here, in fact), and it shows: he knows the St. Louis scene, its sounds and its faces. And he's worked with the best of them.
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.
Keyboard player Sam Lazar was born in St. Louis, likely in 1933.
After a few years in hiatus, I was going to bring back the AAFFT July 4th Virtual Fireworks Spectacular, but all the virtual supplies are too damp to virtually ignite.
When Lamar Harris talks about music, he moves like there's a beat in his head. Sometimes his shoulders move; others, his hands come up to mimic well-remembered movements, as if he has an instrument there right before him.
Cliff Edwards -- known as Ukulele Ike -- had a fascinating life.