Our temporary power outage at the Jazz St. Louis offices and Jazz at the Bistro has been restored, however, phone lines are still down. Tickets for tonight’s (Thursday, April 3) shows starting at 7:30 & 9:30 pm are available for purchase at the door. Tickets for future shows may be purchased by calling MetroTix at 314.534.1111 or using the Buy Tickets button at the bottom of this page. We hope to have phone service restored by tomorrow’s normal business hours for our Box Office at 314.289.4030. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Sponsored by Nancy & Ken Kranzberg
“[Chestnut’s] brand of crisp articulation and blues-inflected harmony evokes another era…” The New York Times
Two of the most sought after and widely acclaimed musicians of today join forces on the Jazz at the Bistro stage. Virtuosic and playful, pianist Cyrus Chestnut’s hard swinging, soulful sounds have become a staple in the jazz community. Blending contemporary jazz, traditional jazz, and gospel, Chestnut gives himself plenty of freedom to explore different emotions, while keeping his music in recognizable form. His lush chords, playful grace notes, worshipful tremolos, and effortless runs up and down the 88s are sure to impress, but it’s his warm demeanor and irresistible sweetness that make him one of jazz’s most beloved ambassadors. Russell Malone’s lyrical work has projected him into the mainstream of jazz guitar. Having dazzling technique erupt at will, as well as melodic, mellow ballad material, Malone shows extraordinary skill across the six strings. His skillful interpretations stir the imagination while igniting the soul.
style: straight-ahead / soul jazz