Upcoming events

13
May
2018

05-13-2018

"Join a rotating cast of some of St. Louis’ finest musicians for “The Dark Room Brunch Sessions”. Two sets of tunes from 11am-1:30pm is paired with our brand new brunch menu, served 10am-3pm. More info: http://www.thedarkroomstl.com/

 

14
May
2018

05-14-2018 -11:30 pm
16
May
2018

05-16-2018

Weekly poetry open mic at The Legendary Palomino Lounge.

18
May
2018

05-18-2018
Meet Me At The Square!
 
The Folk School hosts monthly square dances at the The Stage at KDHX in Grand Center.
 
The Stage is located at 3524 Washington Ave and provides the perfect space for the Square Dance Revolution!
 
No partner necessary ~ No experience necessary
$5 
 
7:30-10:00pm
20
May
2018

05-20-2018

"Join a rotating cast of some of St. Louis’ finest musicians for “The Dark Room Brunch Sessions”. Two sets of tunes from 11am-1:30pm is paired with our brand new brunch menu, served 10am-3pm. More info: http://www.thedarkroomstl.com/

 

20
May
2018

05-20-2018 -9:00 pm

Terence Blanchard
featuring
The E-Collective
Welcomed by Jazz St. Louis
May 20, 2018
7pm doors / 7:30pm show
$60 – orchestra center
$55 – orchestra sides
$60 – balcony center
$45 – balcony sides
$35 – standing room
$75 – box seats (minimum 4 or 6 purchase)
Since top-tier jazz and multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard embarked on his solo recording career with his eponymous Columbia Records album in 1991, the New Orleans-born and -based artist has traveled many paths musically, including delivering adventurous and provocative acoustic jazz outings of original material, composing over 50 soundtracks and even, in 2013, debuting Champion: An Opera in Jazz. He has also, in the spirit of his onetime membership in the jazz school of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, mentored several musicians in his bands who have gone on to have significant recording careers of their own (including Lionel Loueke, Aaron Parks, Kendrick Scott and one of his current band members Fabian Almazan).
As a leader and co-leader (significantly four albums early in his career with fellow Crescent City artist, saxophonist Donald Harrison), Blanchard has recorded more than 30 albums that often defied genres, yet were still critically acclaimed. But for his latest Blue Note Records album, Breathless, Blanchard powerfully and playfully journeys into another jazz realm with his new quintet, The E-Collective—an exciting zone of grooved fusion teeming with funk, R&B and blues colors.
Produced by the trumpeter and his manager Robin Burgess and executive produced by Blue Note president Don Was, the adventurous 13-tune recording zeroes in on several Blanchard originals, an epic-length piece by Almazan and a scattering of covers, sung by soothing and soulful vocalist P.J. Morton (a member of the band Maroon 5), including an exhilarating take on the modern standard “Compared to What“ made famous by Les McCann and Eddie Harris, and the soul-vibed and lyrical take on “I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But Time” penned by Hank Williams. Plus, Morton sings the compelling pop-styled, song-of-strength tune, ”Shutting Down,” written by Blanchard’s talented son, T. Oliver Blanchard Jr., aka JRei Oliver, who also contributes spoken-word excerpts on others.
It’s a first foray into straight-up grooveland for Blanchard, and he’s thrilled with the dance-steeped party he and his quintet (and guests) have cooked up. “Breathless is the album I’ve been wanting to do for quite awhile,” he says. “Growing up I was listening to the Head Hunters and Weather Report, which had a strong effect on me. I always listened to groove-based music—Jimi Hendrix, Parliament Funkadelic and then later listening to Prince and D’Angelo and later what [jazz trumpeter] Russell Gunn was doing. But up to this point, I had never explored it.”
It’s a subject that Blanchard and his rhythm-team friends—electric bassist Donald Ramsey (a colleague from their New Orleans high school days) and drummer Oscar Seaton (a Chicago native who got his first break playing with Ramsey Lewis in 1996 and later played in soundtracks written by Terence)—have been talking about for at least the last seven years. “But I could never find the time to do it,” Blanchard says. “I remember playing some grooved-based stuff with Oscar for Spike’s [2006] film Inside Man, and I said that we needed to put together a band. All this time later, here we are. I figured, if not now, I’ll probably never do it.”
In prep for the recording, Blanchard and The E-Collective rehearsed for two days in October, did a two week tour of Europe in November with a date at the Blue Note in Milan, and then soon after entered the recording studio in December and finished the week with a hometown show at Snug Harbor. Understandably, the leader was nervous. “Really, when we first started working on this, we had no idea what would happen,” he says. “In Milan, there were people who showed up and were expecting the jazz stuff. I think at first they we

21
May
2018

05-21-2018 -11:30 pm
23
May
2018

05-23-2018

Weekly poetry open mic at The Legendary Palomino Lounge.

27
May
2018

05-27-2018

Folk School jams are a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. Musicians of all skill levels come together to play and enjoy music under the guidance of a Folk School instructor. Jams are free and open to the public. Participants take turns leading songs and choosing tunes. These informal gatherings are a great way to get back to the basics and simply enjoy playing. Join in!

Folk School Jams are made possible by 

28
May
2018

05-28-2018 -11:30 pm
30
May
2018

05-30-2018

Weekly poetry open mic at The Legendary Palomino Lounge.

31
May
2018

05-31-2018
$20.00

New Line Theatre
presents
Yeast Nation
May 31 – June 23, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
Thursdays: Adult = $20, Student/Senior = $15, Military/Educator = $10 (with ID)
Fridays & Saturdays: Adult = $25, Student/Senior = $20
The world’s first bio-historical musical comedy, from the mad geniuses who brought you Urinetown! It is the year 3,000,458,000 BC. The Earth’s surface is a molten mass of volcanic islands and undulating waves. The atmosphere is a choking fog lit by a dim red sun. And the mighty waters of the world are inhabited only by rocks, sand, salt, more rocks, a little silt, and the great society of salt-eating yeasts – yes, yeasts! – the world’s very first life form! These single-cell salt-eaters are the only living creatures on earth, and they’re up against a food shortage, a strange new emotion called Love, and the oppression of a tyrannical yeast king. But when the king’s son ventures out of the known yeastiverse, the yeasts’ story – and ours – is changed forever.
For more information, visit the New Line Theatre website.

$20.00
01
Jun
2018

06-01-2018
$25.00

New Line Theatre
presents
Yeast Nation
May 31 – June 23, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
Thursdays: Adult = $20, Student/Senior = $15, Military/Educator = $10 (with ID)
Fridays & Saturdays: Adult = $25, Student/Senior = $20
The world’s first bio-historical musical comedy, from the mad geniuses who brought you Urinetown! It is the year 3,000,458,000 BC. The Earth’s surface is a molten mass of volcanic islands and undulating waves. The atmosphere is a choking fog lit by a dim red sun. And the mighty waters of the world are inhabited only by rocks, sand, salt, more rocks, a little silt, and the great society of salt-eating yeasts – yes, yeasts! – the world’s very first life form! These single-cell salt-eaters are the only living creatures on earth, and they’re up against a food shortage, a strange new emotion called Love, and the oppression of a tyrannical yeast king. But when the king’s son ventures out of the known yeastiverse, the yeasts’ story – and ours – is changed forever.
For more information, visit the New Line Theatre website.

$25.00
02
Jun
2018

06-02-2018

Folk School jams are a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. Musicians of all skill levels come together to play and enjoy music under the guidance of a Folk School instructor. Jams are free and open to the public. Participants take turns leading songs and choosing tunes. These informal gatherings are a great way to get back to the basics and simply enjoy playing.  Join in!

Folk School Jams are made possible by 

02
Jun
2018

06-02-2018
$25.00

New Line Theatre
presents
Yeast Nation
May 31 – June 23, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
Thursdays: Adult = $20, Student/Senior = $15, Military/Educator = $10 (with ID)
Fridays & Saturdays: Adult = $25, Student/Senior = $20
The world’s first bio-historical musical comedy, from the mad geniuses who brought you Urinetown! It is the year 3,000,458,000 BC. The Earth’s surface is a molten mass of volcanic islands and undulating waves. The atmosphere is a choking fog lit by a dim red sun. And the mighty waters of the world are inhabited only by rocks, sand, salt, more rocks, a little silt, and the great society of salt-eating yeasts – yes, yeasts! – the world’s very first life form! These single-cell salt-eaters are the only living creatures on earth, and they’re up against a food shortage, a strange new emotion called Love, and the oppression of a tyrannical yeast king. But when the king’s son ventures out of the known yeastiverse, the yeasts’ story – and ours – is changed forever.
For more information, visit the New Line Theatre website.

$25.00
04
Jun
2018

06-04-2018 -11:30 pm
06
Jun
2018

06-06-2018

Weekly poetry open mic at The Legendary Palomino Lounge.

07
Jun
2018

06-07-2018
$20.00

New Line Theatre
presents
Yeast Nation
May 31 – June 23, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
Thursdays: Adult = $20, Student/Senior = $15, Military/Educator = $10 (with ID)
Fridays & Saturdays: Adult = $25, Student/Senior = $20
The world’s first bio-historical musical comedy, from the mad geniuses who brought you Urinetown! It is the year 3,000,458,000 BC. The Earth’s surface is a molten mass of volcanic islands and undulating waves. The atmosphere is a choking fog lit by a dim red sun. And the mighty waters of the world are inhabited only by rocks, sand, salt, more rocks, a little silt, and the great society of salt-eating yeasts – yes, yeasts! – the world’s very first life form! These single-cell salt-eaters are the only living creatures on earth, and they’re up against a food shortage, a strange new emotion called Love, and the oppression of a tyrannical yeast king. But when the king’s son ventures out of the known yeastiverse, the yeasts’ story – and ours – is changed forever.
For more information, visit the New Line Theatre website.

$20.00
08
Jun
2018

06-08-2018
$25.00

New Line Theatre
presents
Yeast Nation
May 31 – June 23, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
Thursdays: Adult = $20, Student/Senior = $15, Military/Educator = $10 (with ID)
Fridays & Saturdays: Adult = $25, Student/Senior = $20
The world’s first bio-historical musical comedy, from the mad geniuses who brought you Urinetown! It is the year 3,000,458,000 BC. The Earth’s surface is a molten mass of volcanic islands and undulating waves. The atmosphere is a choking fog lit by a dim red sun. And the mighty waters of the world are inhabited only by rocks, sand, salt, more rocks, a little silt, and the great society of salt-eating yeasts – yes, yeasts! – the world’s very first life form! These single-cell salt-eaters are the only living creatures on earth, and they’re up against a food shortage, a strange new emotion called Love, and the oppression of a tyrannical yeast king. But when the king’s son ventures out of the known yeastiverse, the yeasts’ story – and ours – is changed forever.
For more information, visit the New Line Theatre website.

$25.00

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