Webster-Kirkwood Times Presents the 6th Annual Old
Webster Jazz Festival
Where: Webster Groves Historic District
at Gore & Lockwood Avenues (St. Louis)
When: Saturday, September 23rd, 12:00
noon until 11:00 p.m.
Who: Billy Peek, USAF Shades of Blue
Jazz Ensemble, Erin Bode, Swing Cat Swing, Gumbohead,
Uncle Albert, Webster University Jazz Band, Anita
Rosamond, Webster Groves High School, Jazz Band, Andrea
Stevenson & Jazz Fusion
INFO: For more information or directions
or call (314) 961-4656.
St. Louis, June 23 – With an
appetizing array of ten different shows that appear
on two stages for a full day of non-stop jazz, the
6th Annual Old Webster Jazz Festival
offers fans a taste to please every palette. Presented
by the Webster-Kirkwood Times, the free,
award-winning event features the best in St. Louis
classics. From rockin’ Blues to Big Bands, and
from New Orleans Zydeco to Swing, the festival covers
it all. A generous helping of world-class jazz will
be served up by the artists on September 23 in the
nostalgic and historic district of Webster Groves.
‘n Soul artist, Billy Peek, returns to headline
the event. With a new album to his credit, Tribute
to a Poet, Peek celebrates his music mentor. Having
rolled Chuck Berry-style in the 60s and later toured
with the ever popular Rod Stewart for seven years,
Billy Peek is one of the finest rock and blues guitarists
in the country.
by popular demand is the sensational Erin Bode.
Professors from her alma mater follow her performance
with the Webster University Jazz Band. Other returning
bands are the United States Air Force Shades of
Blue Jazz Ensemble,
and the Webster Groves High School Jazz Band.
to this year’s jazz festival include Gumbohead,
Swing Cat Swing, Uncle Albert, Anita Rosamond, and
Stevenson & Jazz Fusion.
workshops will be available for regional students
and amateur musicians of all ages. Co-Sponsored
by Webster University, the workshops are hosted
by world-class faculty and artists. All workshops
take place on the campus
of Webster University. More information is forthcoming
Taste of Old Webster
diverse food and beverages located along Gore Avenue.
Highlights feature neighborhood bars, restaurants,
and businesses: CROSSINGS Taverne & Grille,
CJ Muggs, Llywelyn’s Pub, Switzer’s
and more! In addition to
great cuisine and jazz music, the event showcases
the McCaughen & Burr Fine Arts gallery. Street
entertainers amuse families
with fire eaters, jugglers and balloon blowing clowns.
Old Webster Jazz Festival was founded by its taxing
district to help promote music and culture in the
Old Webster Groves Historic District. For more information
about the Old Webster Jazz Festival and its sponsors,
contact the Webster Records at (314) 961-4656 or
The events go on rain or shine. No glass bottles
Old Webster Jazz Festival
GORE AVENUE STAGE
12 noon – 2 p.m.
2 - 4 p.m.
Swing Cat Swing
4 – 6 p.m.
6 – 8 p.m.
Billy Peek Band
8 – 11 p.m.
ALLEN AVENUE STAGE
Andrea Stevenson &
12 noon – 2 p.m.
2 – 4 p.m.
4 – 6 p.m.
High School Jazz Band
6 – 7:30 p.m.
USAF Shades of Blue
8 – 9:30 p.m.
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