Things about Jazz and Jazzness and why Jazz is spectular and you should have Jazz band
Aaron Kamm and the One Drops
Reggae. Dub. Blues. Rock. Groove. Jam. Soul. Roots. A staple of the St. Louis music scene, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops play and intoxicating concoction of Roots Reggae and Mississippi River Blues. Improv-laced James, dubbed out grooves and Effervescent Vocals make this band must see. With the release of their third studio album “The Bomb and the Beast” in 2013, this independent trio is beginning to forge their way across the country.
With his latest album, …Before The Beginning, Anthony Gomes offers a powerful collection of unplugged compositions, promising to be the artist’s most compelling work to date.
Big Mike Aguirre & the Blue City All Stars
When you hear Big Mike Aguirre play guitar, you know where he’s coming from: the East Side, where the blues isn’t for tourists, it’s for survivors. Aguirre is a young white man from Belleville, Illinois, and he sounds like he’s cut his teeth in every working-class juke-joint from Brooklyn to Waterloo.
Charles "Skeet" Rodgers & The Inner City Blues Band
Charles (Skeet) Rodgers, The Lovely Ms. HY-C & The Inner City Blues Band is a seven piece Blues Band whose consistency of talent is outstanding.
Funky Butt Brass Band
The Funky Butt Brass Band was formed in 2008 by six talented musicians who respect and revere the New Orleans brass band tradition. The FBBB takes traditional New Orleans brass tunes and gives them a twist, in the style of Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth and Bonerama.
Honky Tonk Heroes
The Honky Tonk Heroes are comprised of award winning singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Steven Woolley, Kelvin Evans, Marty "the Party" Little, and Dave "Gravy" Chapman. Together they get boots on the dance floor and drinks in the air.
Boasting a five-album discography, Johnson can deliver original southern blues-rock all night long. Johnson’s world class band is well known for being one of the tightest live acts on any stage and can put on a show that you won’t soon forget.
Mike Zito and The Wheel
Renowned blues band Mike Zito and the Wheel is a rising star on the blues music scene. Mike Zito and the Wheel tours all over the country, and would make for an exciting experience for any blues music fans.
ODDSLANE is a uniquely blended mix of driving rock & roll riffs and solid grooves with an overall pop sensibility.They create music that fuses diverse influences from a wide range of styles, but maintains the integrity of what has become their own original sound.
If you're looking for an authentic New Orleans-style second line parade for your wedding, festival, grand opening, bar mitzvah, barn-raising, or jazz funeral, you've come to the right place. This group features musicians from The Funky Butt Brass Band, a legendary group that respects and reveres the New Orleans brass band tradition. In the words of Offbeat New Orleans Music Magazine: “These cats can play.”
T.J Muller is a British multi-instrumentalist, based out of St. Louis, Mo. specializing in the music of the 1920s. You can find him performing weekly around St. Louis under his own name as well as leading local Jazz bands, The Gaslight Squares and The Arcadia Dance Orchestra.
WaxMuseum bring you acoustic covers of all your favorite songs. Playing everything from Simon and Garfunkel to Tracy Chapman, the band combines sweet vocals with a tight rhythm section that works equally well for cocktails or dancing.
Anita Rosamond is an extremely talented vocalist and keyboardist whose versatility is second to none! Anita is available as a soloist, duo, trio or even as a large 7 piece band! Each member has at least 20 years of experience as professionals in the music business and all are very well respected musicians in Saint Louis and beyond.
Arcadia Dance Orchestra
Swing into the sounds of the 1920's with the Arcadia Dance Orchestra. As we move into a new era of the 20's, let T.J. Muller's authentic Jazz orchestra transcend your guests through the golden era of music.
Billy Peek is one of St. Louis's greatest treasures, but his talent is truly a national music legend. He is more than an accomplished guitarist who has played with the best of them. He is an artist who gives a hard-driving combination of rock n' roll and rhythm n' blues. He is an elite member of Blues Royalty, and one of the finest rock and blues guitarists in the country.
Curt ‘Gaptoof’ Landes is a musician, bandleader, pianist and recording artist. Born in New Orleans, raised in Louisiana & Arkansas, by his teenage years Gaptoof was calling St. Louis, Missouri his home.
Hudson and the HooDoo Cats
Hudson and the HooDoo Cats focus on swingin' shufflin' blues, 50's rock and roll and rockabilly, and medium tempo dance music (West Coast, Lindy Hop, and Imperial and more), as well as many original songs penned by founder and songwriter, Hudson Harkins.
Marquise’s blues are so transparent and bare. It’s so easy to feel his music as totally legitimate. That’s above all what makes it so appealing. That’s what makes Marquise Knox special. He’s the whole package. A throwback blues master on the rise.
Break out your best Charleston and take a trip back to the speakeasy era with Miss Jubilee. The group has been entertaining audiences around St. Louis and beyond with their exciting blend of authentic hot jazz, swing, R&B and rock n' roll spanning the 1920’s to the 1950’s.
Tommy Halloran's Guerilla Swing
Tommy Halloran, one of the hardest working musicians in St. Louis, has put together a new quartet dubbed Guerrilla Swing, consisting of Mark Wallace on upright bass, Kristian Baarsvik on saxophones, Kyle Honeycutt on drums, and Halloran on guitar and vocals. Guerrilla Swing pays homage to the great tradition that is jazz with their vintage swing sound, while simultaneously creating music that is relevant to our modern times. As a longtime host of open-mic nights, Halloran’s around musicians both in the heart of their career and at the beginning. From each night’s varied experience, he’s developed upon the sound that’s been in his head since childhood. While some musicians have ridden the varying waves of swing’s popularity, Halloran’s always been true to the genre. His parents played classic jazz and blues around the house, and he’s now well into two decades of public performance of that music. The key is that he’s doing so by employing only the songs that he loves, playing chestnut-heavy sets sprinkled with a number of originals. Halloran likes his sets played straight, without artifice, but with the natty attire that you might expect. Seldom will you see this cat around town without a collared shirt, hat, and blazer. He’s a sharp player, a sharp dresser—and all the way authentic.
Annie and The Fur Trappers
Annie and the Fur Trappers is a St. Louis traditional jazz and blues band. The band includes clarinet, trumpet, trombone, tuba, banjo, guitar, piano, washboard, and saxophone. Annie and the Fur Trappers is dedicated to performing and preserving the music of the 1920s and 30s today. The band plays traditional jazz, delta blues, ragtime, and swing music. Their version of 'Delta Bound" was selected to be displayed at the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment experience in Meridian, Mississippi. Annie and the Fur Trappers' original song "You Break It, You Buy It" was selected for the St. Louis Blues Society's 17 in 17 complilation album. Annie and the Fur Trappers have performed at a variety of music festivals including Big Muddy Blues Festival, The Whitaker Jazz Festival, The Apple Butter Festival, HONK!TX, Musikfest, The Cherokee Street Jass Crawl, and The Rosebud Cafe Music Festival.
Atomic Blues Band
Doug Phillips originally from St Louis recently moved back to The St Louis area from the San Diego area to reform "The Atomic Blues Band" with Marty Monson and Gary John Gardner. The "Atomic Blues Band's" sound is defined by Marty Monson's solid backbone on the drums and the driving and tasteful bottom that Gary John Gardner so skillfully provides on the bass. Gary also contributes vocally to the band. With such an incredible band, Doug as guitarist and vocalist can't help but feel the passion and soul of these amazing musicians. The band plays covers and originals with the passion, experience, and soul of the vintage musicians that they are. Even in the covers that they perform there is a refreshing atmosphere of originality.
Bottoms Up Blues Gang, The
The Bottoms Up Blues Gang, an acoustic blues trio, have shared the stage with Chuck Berry, Bennie Smith, and Parliament Funkadelic — and strive to strive to continue the tradition of St. Louis music while defining a unique style of their own.
Ernest Washington is performing unique musical renditions of jazz, soul and funk with his band. They perform cover music and original hit singles like Cruzzin’ and Why You Want to do Me Like That.
Ghost Town Blues Band
Ghost Town Blues Band is a modern blues band with an intimate knowledge of both blues, rock and improvisational jams. At the same time, the band’s raw energy and intensity is reminiscent of some of the best blues that rock n' roll has ever offered.
Janet Evra is an international jazz vocalist, bassist, songwriter, and bandleader. She blends bossa nova and Latin jazz, French jazz, and American jazz with a pop crossover twist. The result is fresh, lush music that’s sure to wow your audience.
Melissa Neels Band
The Melissa Neels Band is the perfect blend of blues/rock, playing high energy blues, cover songs and original music written by Melissa. One of the only female lead guitarist in St. Louis, her style resembles Bonnie Raitt with whom she credits as her number one influence.
Nightlife Band was resurrected from the popular band "Backside" from the 80's and 90's. Tim Palen originated the band and luckily Nightlife has retained a few of the former members.
For the best in Jazz, Blues, R&B, Motown, Disco, and much more, come and experience the vocal talents of… the POWERPLAY BAND, as they take you on a musical ride down memory lane.
St Louis Stompers
Since forming in 1981, the St. Louis Stompers have played a mixture of Chicago and New Orleans style traditional jazz and Dixieland, reminiscent of Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. With years of experience between them, the St. Louis Stompers talented musicians have performed with groups such as the Sammy Kaye Orchestra, Jean Kittrell’s Old St. Louis Levee Band, the Gateway City Big Band and the St. Louis Rivermen.
Vince Martin, one of the finest world-traveled Vocalist/Guitarist and Entertainers in the business. St. Louis' best-kept secret has the vocal characteristics of George Benson, Al Jarreau, and Elvis Presley and the instrumental prowess of Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Albert King.