Willie Akins Quartet

The Music of the John Coltrane Quartet

Nobody swings harder than Willie Akins.  For years, St. Louis audiences have been fortunate enough to have the tenor titan in their own backyard.   When touring jazz musicians come into town…they want to hear Willie Akins.  Recent years have seen Akins lend his artistry to the bandstands of Greg Osby and Kurt Elling.  These shows will feature his quartet’s interpretations of the music of the classic John Coltrane Quartet.

These performances are in cooperation with the Center for the Humanities Summer Institute at Washington University.


  1. Jack Brownlee
    Posted July 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    My thanks to Willie and Toast Time for allowing me to enjoy a couple of Saturday afternoons listing to Willie’s Quaret and James Love July 9th & 16th 2011. I’m looking forward to returning to St. Louis next year for more. A new fan…Jazzy Jack Brownlee,
    New Mexico

  2. vfcooper
    Posted October 3, 2015 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    Rest in Peace, Cousin Willie!

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