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Mostly Other People Do The Killing

Deconstructing jazz standards and original compositions, weaving in and out of styles erratically and often humorously, Mostly Other People Do the Killing (MOPDtK) is led by bassist and composer Moppa Elliot and features Peter Evans, trumpet, Jon Iragabon, saxophone and … Continue reading

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Red Baraat

Led by the omnivorous drummer Sunny Jain, Red Baraat is a fun, infectious Brooklyn-based band that deftly blends North Indian bhangra rhythms, rowdy brass-band energy, and konokol singing to create an explosive sound that’s “fun as hell” (Chicago Reader).The music … Continue reading

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Viva Mexico!

The Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Los Camperos – under the direction of Nati Cano – have shared the tradition of Mexican mariachi music with audiences throughout the world. This special tour represents the 50th anniversary of the group and the 200th … Continue reading

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Mariachi los Camperos de Nati Cano

The Grammy Award-Winning Mariachi los Camperos-under the direction of Nati Cano and comprising the finest musicians from Mexico-takes the Fine Arts Center stage for a lively sensational evening of traditional music and dance from the Mexican state of Jalisco. They … Continue reading

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Amir ElSaffar’s Two Rivers Ensemble

In 2006, upon receiving commissions from the Painted Bride Arts Center in Philadelphia and from the Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT), ElSaffar composed Two Rivers, a suite that invokes Iraqi musical traditions and frames them in a modern jazz setting. … Continue reading

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We Four: A Tribute to John Coltrane

Legends and young lions come together for a concert that lovingly pays tribute to John Coltrane and the music of his time. Coltrane created some of the most innovative and expressive music in Jazz history. Having worked with countless jazz … Continue reading

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Divahn: Jewish Songs of the Middle East

An edgy all-female powerhouse ensemble infuses traditional and original Middle Eastern Jewish songs with sophisticated harmonies, entrancing improvisations, and funky arrangements. Lead singer Galeet Dardashti follows a family tradition of distinguished musicianship dating back to 19th-century Persia. But it was … Continue reading

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St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra is recognized internationally as an ensemble of the highest caliber. Maestro David Robertson captures the audience’s attention whenever he stands at the podium. Energetic and vital, few conductors are as riveting, or make the concert … Continue reading

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Acoustic Africa

Join an exhilarating musical journey that focuses on the richness of the African guitar tradition. The concert includes Habib Koité, the Malian superstar whose exciting concerts have endeared him to audiences worldwide; Oliver Mtukudzi, the best-selling artist in his home … Continue reading

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Celestial Septet: Rova Sax Quartet + Nels Cline Singers

"The Celestial Septet is a vehicle for time and space travel through dense, narrow thickets and airy, wide expanses of boundary-blurred extrapolations of jazz, rock, late-20th-century European modernism and American minimalism, and 21st-century postmodern fusions," writes Derk Richardson in the … Continue reading

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