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“St. Louis Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month ”

 

"Now (the U.S. Bank Saint Louis Jazz Festival ) has some increasingly serious competition from the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival..." Terry Perkins, Jazz Times

“A great jazz pianist (Shelly Berg) who seems to

have total command of his instrument.” – Dave Brubeck

 

“One of the most successful and outspoken proponents

 of the jazz camp culture is Jim Widner.” – Rick Kessel, JAZZed Magazine

 

What:     2008 Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival

Who:      University of Missouri - St. Louis and Jazz St. Louis
When:    Wednesday - Saturday, April 16-19
Where:   Jazz at the Bistro, 3536 Washington, St. Louis, 63103 (Wed & Thurs)

              Touhill Performing Arts Center, One University Blvd., St. Louis, 63121 (Fri & Sat)

Cost:      Daytime = Free, Evenings = $10 - $25

INFO:     Visit www.gsljazzfest.com, www.touhill.org, or www.jatb.org

              Call for Tickets:  (800) 516-4949 for Touhill or (800) 239-5949 for the Bistro

St. Louis, MO, USA - March 27, 2008 The Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival (GSLJF) announces the schools whose bands and combos will study and perform with jazz icons during Jazz Appreciation Month in April.

 

Join UMSL Jazz Studies Director Jim Widner (bass) and guest artists Buddy DeFranco (clarinet), Wayne Bergeron (trumpet), Paul McKee (trombone), and the Shelly Berg (piano) Trio with Tom Scott (saxophone), Gregg Field (drums), Chuck Berghofer (bass) and the UMSL Jazz Ensemble for this very special event.

Participating schools from the Midwest include Parkway Central M.S, Parkway Central H.S., Parkway South, Chaminade, DeSmet, St. Joseph Cottleville M.S., Fort Zumwalt North H.S., Fort Zumwalt South H.S., Reeds Spring H.S., Lafayette H.S., St. Dominic H.S., Warrensburg H.S., Francis Howell H.S , Francis Howell North H.S., North County H.S., Branson H.S., Hannibal H.S., Cross Keys M.S., Sperreng M.S., Meramec Community College, O'Fallon Township H.S., Rock Bridge H.S., Lindbergh H.S., Belleville East H.S., Diamond H.S., Webster Groves H.S., Washington University, Genesis, Metro Academic, Univ. of Missouri-St. Louis.

What makes this jazz festival different is its commitment to the education. Over 750 students will learn from jazz icons and educators like Jim Widner (bass), Buddy DeFranco (clarinet), Wayne Bergeron (trumpet), Paul McKee (trombone), Shelly Berg (piano), Tom Scott (saxophone), Gregg Field (drums), and Chuck Berghofer (bass). The GSLJF is the largest jazz educational festival in the region.

Sponsors

The Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival sponsors as of press time are Mozingo Music, Yamaha, Jazz St. Louis, and the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

 

Date
Time
Location
Artists
Cost
Guest Artists

Wednesday,

April 16

8:00 a.m.

-

5:00 p.m.

Jazz at the Bistro
High School, Middle School, College Jazz Combos
Free

Shelly Berg

Tom Scott

Paul McKee


Wednesday,

April 16

8:30 p.m.
-
10:15 p.m.

Jazz at the Bistro

UMSL Jazz Faculty

Jim Widner, Miles Vandiver

$20
+
$10 for students with a valid i.d.
All-Stars
Shelly Berg, Tom Scott, Gregg Field, Paul McKee

Thursday,

April 17

8:00 a.m.

-

5:00 p.m.

Jazz at the Bistro
High School, Middle School, College Jazz Combos
Free

Shelly Berg

Tom Scott

Paul McKee

Friday,

April 18


8:00 a.m.

-

5:00 p.m.


Touhill PAC

A-B Hall

High School, Middle School, College Jazz Bands
Free

Wayne Bergeron

Shelly Berg

Tom Scott

Paul McKee

Friday,

April 18

8:00 p.m.

Touhill PAC

A-B Hall

UMSL Jazz Ensemble

Director

Jim Widner

$20-$15-$10

(Disc with id senior, UMSL student/empl)

All-Stars
Shelly Berg Trio, Tom Scott, Gregg Field, Chuck Berghofer, Paul McKee

Saturday,

April 19

8:00 a.m.

-

5:00 p.m.

Touhill PAC

A-B Hall

High School, Middle School, College Jazz Bands

Free

Buddy DeFranco

Wayne Bergeron

Shelly Berg

Tom Scott

Paul McKee

Saturday,

April 19

8:00 p.m.

Touhill PAC

A-B Hall

UMSL Jazz Ensemble

Director

Jim Widner

$25-$15-$10

(Disc with id senior, UMSL student/empl)

All-Stars
Buddy DeFranco, Wayne Bergeron

 

Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival

igh-Resolution, Downloadable Photos):

2008 Artist Photos

 

Jim Widner


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