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The impressive strumming, drumming, and all-around soothing vibe of Acoustik Element will transport guests to a place where cobblestoned streets and warm sunshine rule the day. Acoustik Element is best known for adding a Latin twist to songs by Santana, The Eagles, The Beatles, Bob Marley, and more while also staying true to Latin standards such as “Besame Mucho,” “Sway,” and “Malaguena.”
Bach to the Future
Imagine the classics - Bach, Beethoven, Mozart - performed in exciting new ways... modern jazz, African and Latin rhythms. Bach to the Future brings an exciting, whimsical approach to the most beloved music of all time, and some of the most interesting cutting-edge instruments you'll ever see. How about a Drumitar? An electric violin that glows when you play it? All four players are world renowned performers, best-selling authors and highly acclaimed composers. This is a show you won't want to miss! Bach to the Future - The Bach that Rocks!
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.
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.
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.
Terri Langerak’s captivating harpist skills brings a magical element to a wide variety of events. Terri has been performing for over 35 years at weddings, receptions, cocktail parties, church services, art exhibits and much more. Terri's prowess on the harp elevate any event to an enchanting experience.
Michael Lacey Band
One hundred years of musical history are in the Michael Lacey Band’s repertoire. Their music ranges from the turn of the century Tin-Pan-Ally, Dixieland of the 20's, the Big Swing Band Era, the classic standards of the 30's, 40's and 50's. They also cover the old classic Rock & Roll, Motown, as well as country and disco.
Mo E All-Stars
The trio is a flexible ensemble with a focus on the piano trio, groove jazz, funk and soul rhythm section traditions. Egeston, drummer and singer Grover Stewart Jr. and bassist Teddy Brookins have played and recorded together since 2008 as members of Brothers Lazaroff and they have also combined as the Mo E All-Stars since 2010.