Brunch with Jim Manley and Friends
Oct
28
11:30am11:30am

Brunch with Jim Manley and Friends

figures he had spent around7,500 plus nights playing his trumpet around town in his hometown of St. Louis since the 70's

 “I think I’ve played almost every place in town under one circumstance or another”

His recordings have gathered critical acclaim as well and have traveled all over the world.

Jim’s forays into the stratosphere are musically exciting and unbelievable to his peers.

 “Jim can make his trumpet soar, pop, sizzle and purr –he can do it all!”

ROSS GENTILE –WSIE 88.7

http://www.jimmanleymusic.com

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Oddjob Ensemble (Santa Rosa, California)
Nov
4
8:15pm 8:15pm

Oddjob Ensemble (Santa Rosa, California)

Oddjob Ensemble is Kalei Yamanoha's strange and wonderful brainchild, a consortium of multi-instrumentalists and specialists, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

With powerful ancient melodies and sounds that twist the ear into a delicious musical pretzel, they touch upon many different cultural influences and find unusual but fascinating combinations of traditional styles, jazz, and progressive music. Largely instrumental, an evening with the Oddjob Ensemble is a showcase of stunning musicianship, exotic tonalities and of course shenanigans. 

http://www.oddjobensemble.com

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Evangeline's "NEW ORLEANS & CAJUN COUNTRY" TOUR - 8 Days / 7 Nights
Dec
2
to Dec 9

Evangeline's "NEW ORLEANS & CAJUN COUNTRY" TOUR - 8 Days / 7 Nights

NEW ORLEANS & CAJUN COUNTRY TOUR
SATURDAY DECEMBER 2 to SATURDAY DECEMBER 9
8 Days / 7 Nights


December 2nd - Depart St. Louis @ 2:25PM - nonstop to New Orleans
Transfer from Airport to Hotel
Check into Bourbon Orleans Hotel (8th Most Haunted in the World)

December 2nd - 5th See New Orleans favorite sites and activities - on your own or with tour
director.

-Bourbon Street - Saturday Night

-Jazz Brunch @ Court of Two Sisters

-Cafe du Monde - coffee and beignets

-French Market

-St. Louis Cathedral

-National World War II Museum

-Central Grocery - home o the original Muffuletta Sandwich

-Preservation Hall - classic Dixieland music

-Mardi Gras World Museum

-The Marigny / Frenchman Street / Bywater -
wide array of entertainment venues

-other sites and activities too numerous to mention.

December 5th - 6:00pm to 9:00pm Hosted Farewell Banquet
Muriel’s on Jackson Square - Open Bar on the Balcony, and in the
Seance room, and private dinner in Veranda Room.

December 6th - 9:00am - Check out of Hotel and Board tour bus for trip to
Lafayette, LA for Cajun portion of the tour.

December 6th - Travel across South Louisiana with stop in Morgan City for lunch at
JoJo’s and visit to the Tabasco operation at Avery Island. Arrive and check into the Drury Inn and Suites in Lafayette. Breakfast in the mornings included along with drinks and snacks in the afternoon.

Dinner at Randol’s in Lafayette (a classic Cajun restaurant, bar and dance hall).

December 7th - After breakfast board bus to Acadian Village (a classic look at the way of life of early Cajun Settlers). Then on to St. Martinsville to tour the Mother Church of the Cajuns, see the story of Cajun move to LA, and to learn of Evangeline, her woeful story, as we sit under the Evangeline’s Oak. The famous statue of Evangeline is on this site. Lunch in St. Martinsville then return to the hotel. After drinks at the hotel move to Post Breaux (formerly Mulates) one of the original Cajun restaurants, bars, and dance halls for another Cajun meal, drinks, and dancing.

December 8 - After Breakfast board bus to McGee’s Landing for a swamp tour in the great Atchafalaya waterway where we see wildlife and learn the history of this area. Lunch at McGee’s following the tour. Return to the hotel for drinks and transfer to Prejeans’s restaurant for gourmet Cajun meal featuring Paul Prudhomme recipes.

December 9 - After Breakfast and hotel check out board bus for transport to New Orleans airport for Nonstop flight arriving in STL at 3:20pm.

INCLUSIONS: Air, Hotels, ground transportation, and some meals and drinks.

PRICING: $1650 double occupancy & $2350 single occupancy

DEADLINES: Reservation and Deposit ($250 pp) by 9/15, Final payment by 10/1.

CONTACT: Fred Hale @ Best Travel Vacations for booking
314 - 361 - 7502 Phone
314 - 361 - 5108 Fax
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Joe Bozzi Band
Dec
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Joe Bozzi Band

Joe Bozzi is best known for wowing crowds at the St. Louis Playboy Club at Vandeventer and Lindell Boulevard.  During the club's heyday in the 1960s, Bozzi backed up musical icons like trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonist Cannonball Adderly.  Popular entertainers such as Johnny Carson and Bill Cosby appeared regularly during his tenure at the Playboy Club.

Now a St. Louis legend and considered the "Godfather of St. Louis Music", Joe's music is a blend of traditional and modern jazz.  However, if the occasion calls for pop, rock or top 40 music, Joe and the band provide the best in these genres as well, with Joe on the trumpet as well as his beloved vibes.

http://www.joebozziband.com

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Luke Davids (London, England)
Oct
23
7:30pm 7:30pm

Luke Davids (London, England)

Luke Davids is a London-born singer-songwriter with piano-based songs and inventive arrangements that evoke the refined hooks of The Beatles, Elvis Costello and Ben Folds Five. His music is described as “sharp, accessibly sophisticated, and refreshingly sincere.”  Davids produced both of his albums along with long-time friend, Brooks Paschal. The two played all of the album’s instruments, a staggering feat considering the layers of refined, detailed, and varied instrumental parts.

http://www.lukedavids.com/about-luke-davids

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Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers (New York City)
Oct
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers (New York City)

Sweet Megg and her wayfaring musicians will transport you, not to the past but to a new world of their own making.  The band is lead by the charmingly enigmatic Sweet Megg, who imbues each song with her own concoction of melancholy and euphoria that will delight you, surprise you, and break your heart all at once.  The band seamlessly incorporates elements of New Orleans Swing, Harlem swing, Parisian cabaret, and gut bucket blues into one charming musical performance.  Saxophonist Ryan Weisheit reimagines a world where Sidney Bechet, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker blow side by side.  Together Sweet Megg, Ryan, and all the Wayfarers create a world where jazz is alive and well and living in New York.  

http://www.sweetmeggswayfarers.com

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Wack-A-Doo Vintage Swing & Speakeasy Brunch
Oct
22
11:00am11:00am

Wack-A-Doo Vintage Swing & Speakeasy Brunch

All your brunch favorites!  Great music, Bloodies, Mimosas and Beignets!

Hot Jazz/Rhythm & Blues from the 1920s-50s

Featuring amazing pancake art by world-renowned pancake artist DANCAKES!

Wack-A-Doo is a St. Louis based band performing “American Musette”; a high-powered mix of toe-tapping Vintage Swing, Folksy Americana and Speakeasy Syncopation. Their upbeat style is reminiscent of nostalgic eras; the Cafes of 1920's Europe, Prohibition, Juice Joints and the back-porch swing.

http://www.wackadooswing.com

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Joe Bozzi Band
Oct
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Joe Bozzi Band

Joe Bozzi is best known for wowing crowds at the St. Louis Playboy Club at Vandeventer and Lindell Boulevard.  During the club's heyday in the 1960s, Bozzi backed up musical icons like trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonist Cannonball Adderly.  Popular entertainers such as Johnny Carson and Bill Cosby appeared regularly during his tenure at the Playboy Club.

Now a St. Louis legend and considered the "Godfather of St. Louis Music", Joe's music is a blend of traditional and modern jazz.  However, if the occasion calls for pop, rock or top 40 music, Joe and the band provide the best in these genres as well, with Joe on the trumpet as well as his beloved vibes.

http://www.joebozziband.com

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Derek W. Curtis (Nashville, TN)
Oct
19
8:00pm 8:00pm

Derek W. Curtis (Nashville, TN)

Derek W. Curtis is a Folk/Americana Songwriter who uses traditional songwriting and his modern consciousness to create thoughtful and timeless songs. Derek grew up in Massachusetts where he discovered music from before his time with influences like Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and others. Now based out of Nashville, TN, Curtis has gathered eras of folk, blues, bluegrass, and country music into his repertoire to mold his own modern twist on songwriting, capturing the simple complexities of his thoughts and stories. 

http://www.derekwcurtis.com

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Dan DiMonte (San Diego, CA)
Oct
18
9:30pm 9:30pm

Dan DiMonte (San Diego, CA)

Dan DiMonte is a San Diego-based multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, producer, music director, and nurse originally from the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Always at home on the road, Dan currently moonlights as a nationwide traveling night nurse, with assignments in Milwaukee, WI, Brooklyn, NY, and San Diego, CA to his name.  You can also find him hanging around Southern California playing trumpet with Los Angeles-based band Red Pony Clock, crooning his own tunes, and night nursing all over San Diego.

https://www.dandimonte.com

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Taylor Kropp (Nashville, TN)
Oct
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Taylor Kropp (Nashville, TN)

Kropp emigrated from Monterey, California to Nashville a couple of years ago with the intention of creating opportunity.  In short form, he became a working sideman with positions as a guitarist for Tanya Tucker, Kristen Kelly, and Josh Dorr.

Prior to the release of Coming Up For Air, alongside his work as a sideman, Kropp performed guitar for several of the scene in the feature film Believe.

http://taylorkroppmusic.com

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Brunch with John Ford (Cincinnati, OH)
Oct
14
11:30am11:30am

Brunch with John Ford (Cincinnati, OH)

It’s pre war blues, old school country, southern gospel and the history behind the music. John Ford assimilates the blues of the 1920’s and 30’s, the blues of Robert Johnson and Son House, a bit of 1940's country and a pinch of gospel rhythm, and comes up with his own brand of the roots experience.

Over the past few years he has performed at "Shack Up Inn" in Clarksdale Mississippi, Tallahatchie Flats in Greenwood, Mississippi, The Black Bear & The Purple Fiddle in West Virginia, Alive at Five @ WDVX in Knoxville & “The Bluebird Café” in Nashville, as well as opening for Cedric Burnside, Patrick Sweaney, Damon Fowler and Ruthie Foster.

www.johnfordblues.com

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Kevin Ray Brost (Cape Girardeau, MO)
Oct
13
8:15pm 8:15pm

Kevin Ray Brost (Cape Girardeau, MO)

https://www.facebook.com/kevinraybrost

Performing with: 

Luke Davids (London, England) 7pm - 7:45pm

Dr. Judas Lynch7:45pm - 8:15pm

Mike Younger (Nashville, TN)  9:30pm - 11pm

Kevin Ray Brost is a Roots Music singer and songwriter blending elements of blues, country, folk, rock, and gospel into a new, signature sound. Growing up in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on the Mississippi River, Brost was exposed to a melting pot of musical influences. Since the age of thirteen, he has incorporated vocals and guitar to create original material. Now he’s bringing his soulful, bluesy sound to Nashville, building on the city’s tradition of legendary music by crossing classic vibes with a modern, innovative edge.

 

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