Tribute To St. Louis Trumpeters at Touhill Performing Arts Center – May 30th, 2014

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I hope everyone out there had a fun and relaxing weekend, mine was chopped full of events and family engagements.  To kick things off, this past Friday I photographed a great jazz show at Touhill that was billed as a Tribute to St. Louis Trumpeters.  It was presented by the Jazz Edge Band and featured other big name talents such as Russell Gun, Keyon Harrold, Danny Mixon, and Denise Thimes.  Jazz is an interesting type of music with an artistic flare that no other genre has.  It’s amazing to observe a larger than normal band of musicians playing an array of different wind instruments and noticing how all of them blend together to produce a sound that moves through a concert hall like it is it’s own being.   Vocalist Denise Thimes offered a rare treat for the crowd as Keyon Harrold and Russell Gun performed classics originally arranged by famous trumpeters spanning across the vast history of jazz music.  If you didn’t already know St. Louis is just as known for the role they have played in history of jazz music as they are known for Anheuser Busch.  Our city has always and continues to honor the mark it has made in this genre of music and I highly suggest seeking out any upcoming jazz events in town to experience an elegant evening listening to fine music.  If you are a fan or just want to check something new out, get yourself an HD Radio and tune into Hip 96.3 HD3.  Like them on Facebook at this URL to stay up to date on upcoming jazz shows, as well as to receive the latest information on what’s new in the world of HD Radio: https://www.facebook.com/Hip963.

 

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