Friday, September 18, 2009

9th Annual Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival--Sept 19

This year the award-winning Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival recreates the music of the Las Vegas jazz scene during the 1960s. Not unlike Vegas at that time, this year's festival offers great entertainment, food and spirits along the strips of Gore, Allen and Lockwood Avenues. Listen for a dazzling array of styles and tune-in to retro sophistication born in the Las Vegas heyday that is still alive today.

Featured bands are Wild Cool & Swingin’ Orchestra, St. Louis Jazz & Blues Revue, Soulard Blues Band, Two Times True, Webster University Faculty Jazz Band, Matthew Von Doran Trio, Dogtown Allstars, Standard Time, The SteamRollers, Webster Groves High School Jazz Band, Funky Butt Brass Band. The complete schedule is available on the website.

The festival will run from noon to 11pm on Saturday in the Webster Groves Historic District.

In addition, there will be a free jazz clinic open to high school musicians and above. The clinic will be at 10am on Saturday and will be hosted by Webster University jazz faculty at the Community Music School (535 Garden Ave., Rm 11). No instrument or pre-registration is necessary and all participants will receive a free gift bag from area merchants.

For more information call 314-961-4656 or visit the festival website.

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