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 Old Webster Jazz Festival Announces Line-up


What: Webster-Kirkwood Times Presents the 6th Annual Old Webster Jazz Festival
Where: Webster Groves Historic District at Gore & Lockwood Avenues (St. Louis)
When: Saturday, September 23rd, 12:00 noon until 11:00 p.m.
Who: Billy Peek, USAF Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble, Erin Bode, Swing Cat Swing, Gumbohead, Uncle Albert, Webster University Jazz Band, Anita Rosamond, Webster Groves High School, Jazz Band, Andrea Stevenson & Jazz Fusion
Cost: FREE
INFO: For more information or directions visit or call (314) 961-4656.

St. Louis, June 23 – With an appetizing array of ten different shows that appear on two stages for a full day of non-stop jazz, the 6th Annual Old Webster Jazz Festival offers fans a taste to please every palette. Presented by the Webster-Kirkwood Times, the free, award-winning event features the best in St. Louis classics. From rockin’ Blues to Big Bands, and from New Orleans Zydeco to Swing, the festival covers it all. A generous helping of world-class jazz will be served up by the artists on September 23 in the nostalgic and historic district of Webster Groves.


            Rock ‘n Soul artist, Billy Peek, returns to headline the event. With a new album to his credit, Tribute to a Poet, Peek celebrates his music mentor. Having rolled Chuck Berry-style in the 60s and later toured with the ever popular Rod Stewart for seven years, Billy Peek is one of the finest rock and blues guitarists in the country.

            Back by popular demand is the sensational Erin Bode. Professors from her alma mater follow her performance with the Webster University Jazz Band. Other returning bands are the United States Air Force Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble, and the Webster Groves High School Jazz Band.

            Newcomers to this year’s jazz festival include Gumbohead, Swing Cat Swing, Uncle Albert, Anita Rosamond, and Andrea Stevenson & Jazz Fusion.

Music Workshops

            Educational workshops will be available for regional students and amateur musicians of all ages. Co-Sponsored by Webster University, the workshops are hosted by world-class faculty and artists. All workshops take place on the campus of Webster University. More information is forthcoming next month.

A Taste of Old Webster

            Enjoy diverse food and beverages located along Gore Avenue. Highlights feature neighborhood bars, restaurants, and businesses: CROSSINGS Taverne & Grille, CJ Muggs, Llywelyn’s Pub, Switzer’s and more! In addition to great cuisine and jazz music, the event showcases the McCaughen & Burr Fine Arts gallery. Street entertainers amuse families with fire eaters, jugglers and balloon blowing clowns.

            The Old Webster Jazz Festival was founded by its taxing district to help promote music and culture in the Old Webster Groves Historic District. For more information about the Old Webster Jazz Festival and its sponsors, contact the Webster Records at (314) 961-4656 or visit The events go on rain or shine. No glass bottles allowed.

2006 Old Webster Jazz Festival


Anita Rosamond

12 noon – 2 p.m.

Erin Bode
2 - 4 p.m.

Swing Cat Swing
4 – 6 p.m.

Webster University
Jazz Band

6 – 8 p.m.

Billy Peek Band
8 – 11 p.m.


Andrea Stevenson &
Jazz Fusion

12 noon – 2 p.m.

2 – 4 p.m.

Uncle Albert
4 – 6 p.m.

Webster Groves
High School Jazz Band

6 – 7:30 p.m.

USAF Shades of Blue
Jazz Ensemble

8 – 9:30 p.m.

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