Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: January 20 – 25

Monday January 20, 2020

Forbes has named St. Louis one of the best to visit in 2020, based on, among other things, music venues per capita. We are indeed filthy rich with them, so let’s go out to them and hear these Bands of Note:

Live Music in St. Louis

Monday, January 20 – Tonight and every Monday, the Trad-Jazz Club has an open jam for players at all levels – or just want to come listen. It’s hosted at the Folk School at KDHX community radio. 6:30 pm, suggested donation $5.

Tuesday, January 21 – At Sophie’s Artist Lounge & Cocktail Club, the Cabaret Project of St. Louis has an open mike. Hosted by Chuck Lavazzi, it features Carol Schmidt at the piano. There’s always great talent showing up here. 7 pm, no cover – but there is a tip jar!

Wednesday, January 22 – Why yes, that is the Joe Park Trio performing at Yaquis on Cherokee tonight. Mr. Park is an impressive Gypsy Swing guitarist, heavily influenced by Django Reinhardt. 8 pm, no cover.

Friday, January 24 – Fiddlin’ Sam and the Golden Bolo Band, the town’s Western Swing supergroup, performs at the Focal Point in Maplewood. Come hear the music of Bob Wills, Roy Rogers, and others from the genre’s heyday (roughly 1930s to 1950s). Doors open 6:45 pm, $12.

Saturday, January 25 – In Webster Groves, Brother Jefferson (aka Jeff Chapman) performs at CJ Muggs. This Blues/Americana performer recently put out a new album, and he’ll be playing a lot from it. 9 pm, no cover.

What the Locals Know: Those in the know are grateful for the Kranzberg Arts Foundation for offering so many great spaces for interesting music. A newer one is Sophie’s Artist Lounge, a cozy, hip space above a theater in Midtown St. Louis’ Grand Center Arts District. Always great acts. No cover.

Music Note of Note: The Cabaret Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to support, develop, and sustain the art of cabaret and song performance in St. Louis. In addition to presenting nationally renowned cabaret performances (often in partnership with Jazz St. Louis), they run the nation’s longest running and largest training program of its kind for adults.

Guest blogger Kevin Mitchel highlights some of St. Louis’ top local music events each week. 

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