Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: January 6 – 12

Tuesday January 7, 2020

Let’s fulfill your New Year’s Resolution of getting out and hearing more great live music – to get you started, here are some Bands of Note:

Live Music in St. Louis

Monday, January 6 – Have some first Monday fun at the 1860s Saloon, where local talents Alexandra Sinclair and fiddle player Kevin Buckley perform some blues. 9:00 pm, no cover.

Wednesday, January 8 – 12 – The Bad Plus are back for an extended stay at one of the best listening rooms in the country, the Ferring Jazz Bistro. For two decades this trio has put out completely original and totally fun jazz. There’s a total of nine shows, most at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm. $10–$36.

Thursday, January 9 – At Bartolino’s South in South County, legendary local song stylist Anita Rosamond performs jazz, R&B, pop, and soft rock. She is a masterful vocalist. 6:00 pm, no cover.

Friday, January 10 – The Tick Tock Tavern is hosting the Vertigo Swirl’s Heartstar listening party. This duo perform from their new CD (and vinyl!). Their take on trip, trance, and twirl music is intriguing. 8 pm, no cover.

Sunday, January 12 – Let’s brunch at the Dark Room with Janet Evra. She and her trio play great Bossa Nova, jazz, and whatever else strikes them. 11:30 a.m. no cover.

What the Locals Know: Every Sunday at Hammerstone’s there is a completely happening blues jam with some of the finest musicians in town including great trumpet and sax players. It starts at 4 pm and there’s no cover, just plenty of great music.

Music Note of Note: Speaking of great sax players … Oliver Nelson (1932–1975) grew up here in a musical family, playing with the Blue Devils and studying music theory and composition at Washington University.  He moved onto New York playing with Count Basie and Duke Ellington before releasing his landmark 1961 album, The Blues and the Abstract Truth. That album also featured Roy Haynes and Freddie Hubbard, and is one of the most influential album in modern jazz. He often returned here to oversee workshops at his alma mater.

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