What: Webster-Kirkwood Times Presents 9th Annual Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival
Where: Webster Groves Historic District at Gore and Lockwood Avenues (St. Louis)
When: Saturday, September 19, 2009, 12:00 noon - 11:00 p.m.
Who: Wild Cool & Swingin' featuring Charlie Boehme, St. Louis Jazz & Blues Revue, Soulard Blues Band, Two Times True, Webster University Faculty Jazz Band, Matthew Von Doran Trio, Dogtown Allstars, Standard Time, The SteamRollers, Webster Groves High School Jazz Band, Funky Butt Brass Band
INFO: For more information or directions visit www.oldwebsterjazzfestival.com or call (314) 961-4656
St. Louis, MO, USA - June 23, 2009 – Presented by the Webster-Kirkwood Times, the 9th Annual Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival recreates the music of the Las Vegas jazz scene during the 1960s. Not unlike Vegas at that time, this year’s festival offers great entertainment, food and spirits along the strips of Gore, Allen and Lockwood Avenues.
A tempting dolci (dessert) to the musical menu, headliner Wild, Cool & Swingin’ Orchestra (WCSO) will turn back the hands of time to fast-paced, fun with the sounds of Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Bobby Darin and Tom Jones. “This band gives us an opportunity to share memories of music icons in an exciting display of musicianship,” said festival artistic director and Webster Records owner Jennifer Bellm. Listen for a dazzling array of styles and tune-in to retro sophistication born in the Las Vegas heyday that is still alive today.
2009 Old Webster Jazz & BluesFestival
For the first time in the event’s history, Lockwood Avenue will feature strolling musicians from the Funky Butt Brass Band commencing at 2 pm until 5 p.m. The Funky Butt Brass Band was a special guest of last year’s headliner Gumbohead.
Mark your calendar. Saturday, September 19 promises to be a free, fun-filled family day with eleven renowned Midwest bands on multiple stages. From blistering Blues to Big Band, and from New Orleans Zydeco to Swing, the festival covers it all in the historic district of Webster Groves.
The Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival was founded by its taxing district to help promote music and culture in the Old Webster Groves Historic District. For future information about the Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival visit www.oldwebsterjazzfestival.com. The events go on rain or shine. No glass bottles allowed.