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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

It's still #JazzAppreciationMonth, plus April 30th is @IntlJazzDay !

That's right. April is Jazz Appreciation month. We still have time to appreciate. Also, April 30th is International Jazz Day! So, in that spirit let's also highlight STL Jazz Notes. One of the the longest running music blogs in the Saint Louis area that just turned another year old. Posted below is one of their latest tweets with a link to this week's highlights on jazz events in our area. This music article is focusing on events taking place from April 28th - 30th that also include video on each artist. Be sure to check out the blog there for extended insights and knowledge on these events and much more. HERE is a feature on the history behind the celebration of jazz also.

Friday, April 28th:

Guitarist Bill Frisell will lead a trio with his frequent collaborators, bassist Tony Scherr and drummer Kenny Wollesen, in a performance at The Ready Room. Visit HERE for the official Facebook event page.

Friday, the STL Free Jazz Collective will present a free concert at the 14th Street Artist Community in the Old North neighborhood. HERE is the Facebook event page for the show.

Saturday, April 29th:

Drummer Tomas Fujiwara’s The Hook Up will perform in a concert presented by New Music Circle at The Stage at KDHX. Visit HERE for the official event page on Facebook.

Also on Saturday, trumpeter Randy Holmes' quintet will celebrate the birth of Duke Ellington with a free concert of his music at the Ozark Theatre; and Evangeline's has a day-night double-header of live jazz, with The Sidemen performing at lunch and Wack-A-Doo during the evening,

Sunday, April 30:

The St. Louis Record Collector and CD Show will present their spring event at the American Czech Educational Center, and Folk School of KDHX will host their monthly traditional jazz jam session.

A little later in the day, the student performers of the North County Big Band will team up with the pros in the Gateway City Big Band for a joint concert at the The Sheldon. Visit HERE for the official Facebook event page for that. Meanwhile, out in St. Charles County, the Dave Dickey Big Band will play an early evening show at Brewskeez in O'Fallon, with the Pattonville High School Jazz Ensemble performing at intermission. HERE is the event page for this last show also on Facebook.