Posts Tagged ‘jazz festival’

Pat Joyce tickles the ivories at the St Louis Jazz Festival

September 2, 2013

Pat out did himself at the Sunday, 9/1/13, St Louis Jazz Festival. He was playing a magnificent Wurlitzer furnished by the Jackson Piano Company (no relation). He truly is a musical gift to us all. Last year at a St Louis Jazz event a lady sitting at my table noticed I was intently watching Pat play and she leaned over and whispered into my ear “You will never live long enough to play that good” How right she was not even if I lived to be 500 years old. In case you would like to buy any of Pat’s CD’s or hire him for a gig just call the number on the below card:

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Wine & Jazz Festival: Free Admission

October 5, 2012

I have never attended this festival but if the weather is favorable it could be a winner:

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U City Jazz Festival: Tracer

September 23, 2012

Tracer played yesterday for the University City, Missouri Jazz Festival. Below is the group’s bio:


Top-notch, internationally renowned pianist Ptah Williams drives this explosive reunion concert that will leave you begging for more! A resident of University City for 30 years, Williams will transport you back to the 80s and 90s of this band’s heyday with their memorable, jazz-fusion powerhouse. Uniquely different from other jazz fusion bands, Tracer performs all original music. Complemented by

Darrell Mixon (bass) and Gary Sykes (percussion), Williams keeps you guessing with his highly unpredictable and inventive style. The Webster University graduate has performed all over the world with celebrity jazz giants Count Basie Orchestra, Lou Donaldson, James Moody, Freddie Hubbard, Greg Osby, Marlena Shaw, Dakota Staton, Ed Thigpen, Slide Hampton, and more.

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Free Jazz Festival

September 20, 2012

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U City Inaugural Jazz Festival

September 25, 2011

I attended yesterday’s inaugural U City Jazz Festival and enjoyed it. Watch the hand movements of the keyboard player in the first band shown  in the video. He is amazing. I recently started piano lessons and practice on a keyboard. The above keyboard player made this old “fumble fingers” realize he has a way to go.

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