Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: October 14 – 20
How ’bout dem Cards? Baseball is not the only thing happening in town this week, as you can see with these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Tuesday, October 15 – Why not head over to Stone Spiral Coffee House in Maplewood and sit in on the Gypsy Jazz Jam? Headed by one of our town’s finest guitarists, Paul Davis, it is always a good time. You don’t have to play – listeners are invited – but it’s open to players of all levels. 7 pm, free.
Thursday, October 17 – One of the area’s best cover bands (and best-named ones), the Well Hungarians, plays across the river at the Silver Creek Saloon and Grill in Belleville, IL. 8 pm, no cover.
Friday, October 18 – Hometown hero and jazz great David Sanborn comes to the Sheldon for a special evening, indeed. He’s in town to celebrate the grand opening of the Steward Family Plaza (which includes a walkway and vertical garden on the west side of the Sheldon). Sanborn is one of the most influential pop, R&B, and contemporary jazz players performing today. 8:30 pm, $45–$55.
Saturday, October 19 – World-renowned jazz heavyweight Geoffrey Keezer comes to town for a special show at the Open Studio, which is practically a private concert in someone’s house. Catch the multiple Grammy–nominated jazz pianist as he plays with two of own local stars, Bob DeBoo (bass) and Montez Coleman (drums). 8 pm, $25.
Sunday, October 20 – Take a drive out to Chandler Hill Vineyards and check out Jambone, who bill themselves as “St. Louis’ ultimate rock and roll party band.” Since 2012, this quartet has indeed been part of many a good time. 12 pm, no cover.
What the Locals Know: Since 2002, the Third Degree Glass Factory has offered people an opportunity to discover the incredible qualities of glass. The Third Friday of every month they throw a party involving a great local band, food trucks, local brews, local artists, glass-blowing demonstrations, and more. On Friday Oct. 18th they celebrate their 17th anniversary featuring local acoustic trio the Yard Darts. Family friendly, doors open at 6 pm, always free.
Music Note of Note: David Sanborn grew up here in Kirkwood. He suffered from polio for eight years in his youth, and his doctor suggested blowing on a sax to strengthen his chest muscles and improve his breathing. Man, we bet that doc had no idea what he started: six Grammys, eight gold albums, and playing with Albert King, James Brown, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, David Bowie, George Benson, Elton John, Steely Dan, and more. In 2004 he was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
For more live music and entertainment happening in St. Louis visit our events calendar.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell