Posts Tagged ‘U City’

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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U City Jazz Festival

September 22, 2011