2013-14 Jazz St. Louis Season Announcement

Jazz St. Louis is pleased to announce its 19th season presenting the uniquely American art of jazz!

The coming season includes imaginative pairings, solid industry mainstays, and cross-genre programming with broad audience appeal.  Subscriptions to the 2013-14 Wells Fargo Advisors Jazz at the Bistro Season are on sale now.  Single tickets for all shows, including special events and the Jazz St. Louis at the Touhill show, go on sale Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 10 a.m.

JSL 2013-14 brochure cover

– Flip through an online version of the 2013-14 Jazz St. Louis Season brochure here –

YellowjacketsThe 2013-14 Wells Fargo Advisors Jazz at the Bistro Season opens September 25-28 with the venerable and influential Yellowjackets.  For more than 30 years, the Yellowjackets have blended funk, fusion, and straight-ahead jazz, establishing themselves as one of the most revered and recognizable groups in the history of the art form.  Long-time members Russell Ferrante, Bob Mintzer, and Will Kennedy are joined by the newest addition to the group, bassist Felix Pastorius.

Abyssinian close-upEven after this smash season opener, Jazz St. Louis sets the bar higher by presenting Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Chorale le Chateau (October 18).  Exclusively sponsored by World Wide Technology, Inc. this unique concert will be held at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Other steadfast jazz icons on the upcoming season include saxophonist Lou Donaldson (October 9-12), vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway (November 6-9), violinist Regina Carter (November 20-23), guitarist Pat Martino (December 4-7),Joe_Lovano_JimmyKatzThe Bad Plus (January 8-11), bassist Christian McBride (February 19-22), trumpeter Sean Jones (March 5-8), vocalist Jane Monheit (May 14-17).  Pianist Joe Sample returns to the Bistro to close the season May 28-31.

Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa makes his Jazz at the Bistro debut this season March 19-22 and Joe Lovano returns for the first time in 14 years (April 30 – May 3) with the debut of his newest project, Us Five.

John Medeski 1Jazz St. Louis continues its practice of presenting fresh, unique, and exciting artist combinations with pairings like pianist Laurence Hobgood and saxophonist Ernie Watts, father/son guitarist duo John & Bucky Pizzarelli (December 18-21), the Matt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski of Medeski Martin & Wood fame (January 22-25), pianist Bill Charlap with special guest saxophonist Houston Person (February 5-8), and pianist Cyrus Chestnut with guitarist Russell Malone.

The Bad PlusJazz St. Louis’s genre-bending programming choices include a collaborative effort with the St. Louis Symphony for On Sacred Ground: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring Arranged and Performed by The Bad Plus (October 3), the HBO famed A Night in Treme:  The Musical Majesty of New Orleans” featuring The Donald Harrison Quintet (October 23-26), and conga king Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band (April 16-19).

Additional Jazz St. Louis special events include the annual Thanksgiving holiday return of St. Louis favorite, trumpeter Jeremy Davenport (November 28-29) and an exclusive Valentine’s Day engagement featuring vocalist Erin Bode (February 14-15).

John-and-Bucky-PizzarelliSubscription information and order forms for the 2013-14 Wells Fargo Advisors Jazz at the Bistro Season may be found online at www.jazzstl.org/jazz-at-the-bistro or by calling Bob Bennett, Jazz St. Louis Artistic Director, at 314-289-4032.  Jazz St. Louis offers a variety of subscription packages including a “Choose Your Own” option allowing you to create your own subscription experience with as few as four shows.

Single tickets for the Jazz at the Bistro season go on-sale Tuesday, August 13 and may be purchased by phone through the Jazz St. Louis box office 314-289-4030 or MetroTix at 314-534-1111, online at www.metrotix.com or www.jazzstl.org, and in person at any MetroTix outlet or at the Jazz St. Louis administrative offices at 3547 Olive Street – Suite 260 in the Grand Center Arts District.

All tickets for the World Wide Technology Jazz St. Louis at the Touhill show are sold by the Touhill Performing Arts Center.  Tickets may be purchase by phone at 314-516-4949, online at www.touhill.org, or in person at the Touhill box office.

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