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Jon Faddis to Give Trumpet Master Class

Jon Faddis to Give Trumpet Master Class

Attention middle school, high school and college musicians!  The legendary Jon Faddis will give a free trumpet master class from 1-2 pm on Wednesday, April 6, 2011.  The session will take place in the Rialto Ballroom, located in the Centene Center for Arts and Education (3547 Olive Street, St. …

Cyrus Chestnut Trio and Jon Faddis Conclude JSL’s Residency Program

Cyrus Chestnut Trio and Jon Faddis Conclude JSL's Residency Program

Next week we begin our final Residency of the 2010-2011 season.  This one is definitely one for the books and features the wonderful Cyrus Chestnut Trio and the equally great Jon Faddis. This all-star pairing came together in an attempt to combine two headlining personalities to create what is sure …

Ronald Carter Residency Preview

For those not familiar with our Artist Residency program,  it is one that allows us to connect top flight jazz artists/educators with high school students and teachers in small, intense educational settings.  Typically a master class with artists of this magnitude consists of a couple of hundred people in …

Congratulations to the East St. Louis Senior High Jazz Band!

Anyone familiar with the history of jazz in  St. Louis and its neighbor East St. Louis, will regale you with tales of the famed East St. Louis Lincoln High School jazz band program under the direction of saxophonist Ron Carter (now Director of Jazz Studies at Northern Illinois University). When …

Now Available: 2011-2012 JazzU and JSL All-Stars Audition Info

Jazz St. Louis announces auditions for the 2011-2012 JazzU and Jazz St. Louis All-Star programs.  Auditions will be held on Monday, June 13 and Monday, June 20 with a third date to be added as necessary. Click HERE to learn more about the Jazz St. Louis …

JazzU and JSL All-Star Students Make All-State

We want to congratulate those students in Missouri and Illinois who made their respective All-State jazz bands!  The All-State process takes the top student musicians in each state and puts them together for a special concert.  The audition process is rigorous and it is an honor to announce that one-third …

Phil Dunlap’s 15 Favorite Jazz Albums

When I was asked to participate in choosing my top 15 jazz records, I really had to stop and think. There are so many great albums out there….I would surely be able to come up with 15, right? But when I really started mulling over my potential list, …

2010-2011 Jazz St. Louis All-Stars

The auditions are complete and the judges have ruled.  A lot of tough decisions had to be made because so many talented young musicians auditioned for the All-Star program.  This year, close to 80 students from Missouri and Illinois auditioned to part of the All-Star and JazzU programs and here …

Highlights for the 2010-2011 Education Season

With last season behind us we can now begin to look ahead to next year’s education season.  As we look forward, I am happy to announce a lot of great additions to our education programming and I’d like to take a moment to highlight some of the very exciting things …

Auditions for the 2010-2011 JazzU and All-Star Programs

The current season is coming to a close, and with it, the conclusion of two of our flagship programs, JazzU and the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars.  That means auditions for next season’s groups are just around the corner. Auditions for the 2010-2011  JazzU and the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars programs …

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