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Devin Rodino
Devin Rodino began with Jazz St. Louis as an intern in May 2008. Upon completion of his summer internship, Devin was hired as a part-time employee while finishing his senior year at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where he graduated in May 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in music business. Devin eventually expanded his duties into a full-time position in November 2011 as the Communications & Operations Manager, fulfilling the day-to-day marketing efforts of Jazz St. Louis and running front- and back-of-house at Jazz at the Bistro concerts. In December 2013, Devin was promoted to Director of Communications, and now oversees all aspects of Jazz St. Louis’s marketing and public relations efforts. Outside of work, Devin can be found playing alto sax in the soul/Motown cover band Jake Gehret & The Brokedown Sound.

Jazz St. Louis All-Stars Alumni Quintet

Jazz St. Louis All-Stars Alumni Quintet

Five former members of the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars, part of Jazz St. Louis’s flagship education program JazzU, reunite for this one-night-only performance! Saxophonist Carlos Brown, Jr., trumpeter Brady Lewis, drummer Everette Benton, pianist Eliot Courtois, and bassist Nathan Pence are all …

Dave Venn Trio with special guest Jeanne Trevor

Dave Venn Trio with special guest Jeanne Trevor

Two St. Louis legends, one magical evening.

A St. Louis native, Dave Venn began his professional music career as a tenor saxophonist.  In the 1960s the St. Louis jazz scene was flourishing in places like Gaslight Square, The Playboy Club, and …

Weather Forever: The Music of Weather Report & Return to Forever

Weather Forever: The Music of Weather Report & Return to Forever

Celebrate fusion at its finest with Weather Forever! Zeb Briskovich (bass), Montez Coleman (drums), Adaron “Pops” Jackson (keys), Eric Slaughter (guitar), and Jason Swagler (sax), make up this all-star band created to pay tribute to legendary fusion groups Weather Report and Return …

Route 66 Jazz Orchestra

Route 66 Jazz Orchestra

The Route 66 Jazz Orchestra is a 20-piece group dedicated to the preservation and promotion of “Big Band” jazz through performance, education, and community involvement. Founded in 1969 by Dr. Ron Stillwell as the Meramec Jazz Lab Band, Route 66 Jazz continues …

Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling

Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling

Exclusively Sponsored by
World Wide Technology, Inc. and the Steward Family Foundation

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The Branford Marsalis Quartet will be joined by guest-vocalist Kurt Elling in a singular collaboration of musical forces. The tight-knit working …

Thursday Morning Coffee Concerts

Thursday Morning Coffee Concerts

New to this season are Thursday Morning Coffee Concerts (TMCC)! We’ve hand-picked six of our outstanding Subscription Series artists and the three from our Barbara Rose Series to create subscription packages to fit everyone’s schedule and budget. Enjoy these internationally …

National Donut Day Celebration

National Donut Day Celebration

 

Join us Friday, June 3rd from 8-11am for a FREE National Donut Day celebration! Donut Day includes donut tasting and competition from 15 local shops, beverages from Starbucks and Oberweis, photo booth fun, and a variety of kids …

Dianne Reeves: Christmas Time is Here

Dianne Reeves: Christmas Time is Here

at the Touhill Performing Arts Center

Welcomed by Jazz St. Louis

“The most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday” – The New York Times

The pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world, Grammy Award winning Dianne Reeves …

Christian McBride’s New Jawn Quartet

Christian McBride's New Jawn Quartet

Exclusively Sponsored by Friends of the Jazz St. Louis Staff

“McBride never disappoints” – JazzTimes

Four-time Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of …

Joey DeFrancesco Quartet

Joey DeFrancesco Quartet

Sponsored by Tim & Debbie Callihan

“…ranging from sublime to positively pyrotechnic… the best B3 player on the planet” – JazzTimes

Modern master Joey DeFrancesco retraces the lineage of organ playing throughout the history of jazz. From the beginnings in the 1930s, …

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