The "We Always Swing" Jazz Series has a concert coming up that caught my attention. The Blue Note 7 will be at the Missouri Theatre on Thursday, March 19th, at 7pm. The group consists of pianist Bill Charlap, Saxophonists Ravi Coltrane and Steve Wilson, trumpeter Nicholas Payton, guitarist Peter Bernstein, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Lewis Nash. They were assembled by legendary label Blue Note Records to celebrate and perform many of the hard bop classics that formed the core of the company's catalog during the mid-1950's to the mid-1960's.
A good review of Mosaic, their album, is here. A blogger in Santa Cruz, raves about them here. Their second show in Yakima, Washington, apparently went very well.
And of course you can YouTube them here.
EDIT: Jon Poses at the We Always Swing series is offering $5 off public seating if you mention this blog post. You can reach him at 573-449-3001.
The show so far, a continuing series
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