Annie and the Fur Trappers is a St. Louis traditional jazz band which formed in 2016. The band includes clarinet, trumpet, trombone, tuba, banjo, guitar, piano, washboard, and saxophone.
Rock, Funk, R&B, Soul, Blues
"Road to Memphis" International Blues Competition Winner - St. Louis (Oct. 2018)
34th International Blues Competition Semi-Finalists, Memphis, TN (Jan. 2018)
When, at the age of four, Pat began playing his older sister's piano lessons by ear, his own classical training began. This young musical genius spent a summer at the famous Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria (1968); finished a Bachelor of Music degree from Webster College (1969); and, then pursued the academic life and a Ph.D. in music for two years before devoting himself fulltime to jazz performance.
Miss Jubilee has been entertaining audiences in St. Louis and beyond since 2007. Led by powerhouse vocalist Valerie Kirchhoff, Miss Jubilee plays an energetic blend of Hot Jazz, Hokum, and Low-Down Blues from the 1920s and 30s. Their one-of-kind repertoire draws heavily from the bluesy and swingin’ sounds of St. Louis and Chicago’s south side.
"Anna and her music are one and the same. Both are genuine. Both are honest. Both are irresistible. You'll love the simple and true emotion of her songs, her spare instrumentation and the plaintive clarity of her vocals." - Al Kniola, WVPE The Back Porch
The Bonbon Plot blends bossa nova, Latin jazz, modern French jazz, new takes on American songbook favorites, and original compositions with an indie twist to produce a fresh sound.
"... well-honed jazz chops and an intuitive understanding of Brazilian rhythm … the trio's music is breezy, weightless, and soothes like a balm."
Riverfront Times STL
An Austin, Texas based duo with an honest blend of folk, pop and depression that borrows from ‘70s pop/rock (a la Fleetwood Mac, Hollies, Beatles) and American indie (Jayhawks, Decemberists, Shovels & Rope).
"The songs shine without polishing the human element from the recording.” —Danny McClosky, Alternate Root
Blues, Soul, Standards
"Joe Metzka is not your average blues man. He moved to the sacred ground of St. Louis and assembled a world class band that delivers a full package of blues, soul, funk and jazz seamlessly.
"The charismatic vocals, confident solos and killer grooves of this group will take you to the next level of appreciation for a live music experience you deserve."
- John May, St. Louis Blues Society
Hot Jazz, Hokum & Low-Down Blues! • Spanning the 1920's & 30's and guaranteed to make you wanna' Dance, Shimmy, Shake or at the very least tap your feet! Fronted by the powerhouse vocals of Valerie Kirchhoff, and fueled by a hard-driving rhythm section and gutbucket horns, Miss Jubilee draws its bluesy sound from the rich traditions of St. Louis and Chicago's South Side. Presented with authenticity and an infectious energy, Miss Jubilee is a favorite for fans of all ages!
Miss Jubilee has been entertaining audiences in St. Louis and beyond since 2007. Led by powerhouse vocalist Valerie Kirchhoff, Miss Jubilee plays an energetic blend of Hot Jazz, Hokum, and Low-Down Blues from the 1920s and 30s. Their one-of-kind repertoire draws heavily from the bluesy and swingin’ sounds of St. Louis and Chicago’s south side. Fueled by a hard driving rhythm section and gutbucket horns, Valerie's engaging and magnetic performance style and a commitment to presenting rare and lesser known songs.
Raye of Hope is a celebration of the power of the healing ways that music impacts hearts. Amanda Raye is an up-and-coming singer/songwriter from St. Louis who has blazed a trail on the music scene since her arrival. Partnering with CWAH, Amanda is an advocate for supporting women and families that are survivors of abuse. A portion of the proceeds from Raye of Hope will go directly to CWAH in support of their mission as well as supporting the production of Amanda's next body of work.
Born and raised in southern Mississippi, but based out of the South Side of Chicago, Justin Howl is a true throwback performer. Despite his home base in the belly of modern blues, he delivers an all-original set that ranges from acoustic to electric while capturing a feel that existed in music 70 or years ago.
- Marty Gunther, BluesBlast Magazine