Tag Archives: straight-ahead

Freddy Cole Quintet featuring Harry Allen

Co-Sponsored by “Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing… he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive.” The New York Times Recognized as one of the great practitioners of American song, vocalist and pianist Freddy Cole is widely regarded as one of the most influential […]

John Pizzarelli Quartet

Sponsored by Marian Nunn & Tom Wendel “a rare entertainer of the old school.” Seattle Times World-renowned jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been called “hip with a wink,” “madly creative,” and “the genial genius of the guitar.” He has also been credited with “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz” by the […]

Joe Sample

We are very saddened by the recent passing of legendary keyboardist Joe Sample. We will always remember his amazing week of shows at Jazz at the Bistro in March of 2013.  The Roy Hargrove Quintet will perform for the dates originally schedule for Joe Sample (December 17-20, 2014). Joe Sample ticket holders can use their […]

Joey DeFrancesco Trio: Home for the Holidays

Sponsored by Jon & Barbara Topp “…ranging from sublime to positively pyrotechnic… the best B3 player on the planet” – Jazz Times Joey DeFrancesco celebrates the festive season performing live with trio members Jeffrey Parker, George Fludas in support of his latest release, Home for the Holidays. The Hammond organ may be the instrument best […]

Kurt Elling

Exclusively Sponsored by Nancy & Ken Kranzberg  “Since the mid-1990s, no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic, or interesting.” – Washington Post Jazz singer Kurt Elling inspires superlatives: The New York Times called him “the standout male vocalist of our time,” while DownBeat critics have named him top male jazz vocalist for twelve […]

Two Times True with Larry Johnson

It’s always thrilling when members of one family join forces musically, and that is the basic concept for Two Times True, featuring Carolbeth True on piano and her son David True on drums.  In performance the Trues are joined by Glen Smith on bass and Larry Johnson on saxophone. Carolbeth True is one of St. […]

Jon Faddis’s Triumph of Trumpets

featuring Terell Stafford & Sean Jones Sponsored by Ted Wheeler “Four star! …warm …original …superhuman technique.” The New York Times Three of the most dynamic trumpeters alive today…on one stage. Jon Faddis has assembled an all-star cast with fellow trumpeters Terell Stafford and Sean Jones for a celebration of the role of the trumpet in […]

Andre Hayward, Reggie Thomas, Tim Warfield, & Rodney Whitaker

Sponsored by Ted Wheeler Andre Hayward is an extremely gifted trombonist with the sound and clarity reminiscent of the late J.J. Johnson. His gospel-tinged  approach is refreshing and will warm the hearts of anyone with whom he comes in contact. One of the most in-demand pianists and educators in the country, Reggie Thomas’s soulful, hard-swinging […]

Jim Manley: Mad Brass & Rhythm

Jim Manley is an explosive trumpet player whose forays into the musical stratosphere are exciting and unbelievable. In the past few years, Manley has branched out as a bandleader, composer/arranger, and clinician, maintaining a busy playing schedule with nearly 4,500 engagements in the last fifteen years. For these shows, Manley has put together a screamin’ […]

Dave Black/Paul DeMarinis Group

Guitarist Dave Black and saxophonist Paul DeMarinis leave the halls of the jazz studies department at Webster University to join forces on the Bistro stage. Black has shared the stage with artists including Fareed Haque, Richard “Groove” Holmes, and Bucky Pizzarelli. He has also written for numerous Mel Bay publications and is consistently in the […]

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