Friday, January 25, 2013
The University City native will play The Sheldon on Feb. 2.
Trumpeter and vocalist Jeremy Davenport has been a part of the New Orleans music scene for over a decade. A University City native, Davenport has performed with jazz greats such as Wynton and Ellis Marsalis, and toured with Harry Connick, Jr. His combination of talent and charm has made him one of today's most popular live performers. Davenport will play The Sheldon Concert Hall Feb. 2 and the venue is offering a buy one, get one freediscount to U City residents. University City residents can use the Promo Code: UCITY13 to get the deal. The tickets are available with this code via MetroTix, via phone at 314-534-1111, or in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office. Acccording to a press release, Davenport is not only known as a spectacular …
Friday, January 13, 2012
The performance at Robbie's House of Jazz in Webster Groves will include a tribute to jazz legend Duke Ellington.
From singing on the back of his father’s vegetable truck in the early days when a music career was just a dream, to getting style tips from Tony Bennett, vocalist Tony Viviano has done it all. Throughout the course of his 40-year career, Viviano has become comfortable in many musical genres, from jazz and rock to blues and funk. Jazz takes the forefront during an 8-11 p.m. show Friday at Robbie’s House of Jazz in Webster Groves. Viviano will perform with saxophonist Jerry Greene and his jazz quartet, which features guitarist Tom Byrne, bassist Chris Watrous and drummer Montez Coleman. Viviano said he is thrilled to be performing with Greene, whom he calls his best friend in the music industry. “He’s such a master musician—all of them are…
Sunday, September 25, 2011
The first U City Jazz Festival was held at Heman Park
Throughout Saturday, jazz enthusiasts of all ages made their way to University City's Heman Park for the inaugural U City Jazz Festival. "I love jazz," said Curtis Norman, who attended the festival with his wife. "We heard about in on NPR, and it sounded like fun," said Randy Geary, another attendee. Event organizers (and brothers) Michael and Rob Silverman can be counted in the many jazz enthusiasts at the event, as they are both musicians and played a set during the festival. "We wanted to celebrate the rich musical diversity of University City, and also give back to our community," Rob said. The Silverman brothers are both University City residents and graduates of University City High School. "A U City jazz festival is long overdue," …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Here's a roundup of what's going on in or near University City this weekend
It's Thursday, and you've got no idea what you'll do for the weekend. University City Patch is coming to the rescue. Check our picks for the activities to hit and places to explore. BOOK READING/SIGNING AT SUBTERRANEAN BOOKS Thursday July 7 at 7:00pm at Subterranean Books located at 6275 Delmar. St. Louis transplant Stephanie Rice will read from her new book Welcome to the Valley. Afterwards, she'll sign copies. Price wrote the book after she found her self unemployed. Copies of Welcome to the Valley will be available for purchase at the event. AN EVENING OF FREE JAZZ AT WASH U Thursday July 7 at 8:00pm in the Holmes Lounge at Washington University (Holmes Lounge is located in Ridgley Hall, on the west side of Brookings Quadrangle, near …
Friday, April 22, 2011
Great music is a bargain for St. Louisans looking for spring and summer grooves.
Spring is here: A time when our thoughts turn lightly to, jazz? Well, why not? The Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival earlier this month got Patch thinking about where else folks can enjoy this all-American musical genre. Groovin' in the Aisles Big Band New talent Home-grown talent Summertime Jazz The Second Baptist Church of Greater St. Louis (Ladue) has a fall and spring Jazz and Blues Vespers series that just ended for the year. Featuring local bands and combos, the Sunday evening performances are free. The series will resume in October, so stay tuned! This list is by no means exhaustive. Please share your own tips for finding cheap or free jazz in our comments section.
Friday, February 11, 2011
University City High School alums Jazz pianist Peter Martin and dancer James Smith performed at the high school library Wednesday night.
Two University City alums and professionals in the arts have returned to their stomping grounds this week. University City High School graduates Peter Martin (Class of 1987) and James Smith (Class of 1992) have been leading enrichment programs this week as part of the eighteenth annual Returning Artists Program. Martin, a renowned jazz pianist, and Smith, a professional dancer who has performed on Broadway and in Disney World, have visited dance, music, journalism and even preschool classes at schools throughout the district. The duo taught the value in improvisation and collaboration, the key themes of this year's Returning Artists Week. The program coordinators from the University City Commission on Arts and Letters held a reception to …