Tag Archives: straight-ahead

Joe Sample

Due to a medical condition, Joe Sample has been forced to cancel his engagement originally scheduled for May 28-31, 2014 at Jazz at the Bistro. We are working with Mr. Sample’s management on a new set of dates for the 2014-15 season. We will not be booking a replacement performer for May 28-31, 2014 at [...]

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 [...]

Freddy Cole Quartet with special guest Harry Allen

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, Freddy Cole is widely regarded as one of the most influential singers in jazz. [...]

John & Gerald Clayton Duo

Exclusively Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. William C. Rusnack “John Clayton is a phenomenon.” Los Angeles Times “(Gerald) Clayton is showing all the signs of becoming one of the most significant young jazz artists to emerge…in recent years.” Los Angeles  Times The remarkable music they make together tells it all: bassist John Clayton loves playing [...]

Sachal Vasandani

Exclusively Sponsored by Jim & Lynne Clanahan “…a special voice that makes you sit up and take notice…” NPR’s All Things Considered With his breakthrough 2007 debut, Eyes Wide Open, vocalist/composer/arranger Sachal Vasandani established himself as one of the most promising voices in modern jazz. A 2010 DownBeat “Rising Star” poll winner, Vasandani showcased his [...]

John Pizzarelli Quartet

Sponsored by Tim & Debbie Callihan “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.”  After his recent smash success with the Boston Pops, he was hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating [...]

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