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Jazz St. Louis Presents American Music Showcase

This Saturday, Grand Center, Inc. and Jazz St. Louis team up to present a showcase of American music.  The event will take place at five venues in Grand Center and will feature performances by six local bands.

When they first started planning the event, they were going to present music across a wide range of genres, said Devin Rodino, communications and operations manager at Jazz St. Louis. But in the end they settled on American music --jazz, folk, blues, country and bluegrass.

"Jazz is quintessentially American music," said Gene Dobbs Bradford, executive director of Jazz St. Louis. "And this is how we are going to showcase not only the diversity of American music, but also the diversity of music here in Grand Center."

There will be a ten dollar charge for the event, and armbands can be purchased at any of the venues. Bands performing include the Phil Dunlap Quintet, Bottoms Up Blues Gang, The Thin Dimes, The Aching Hearts, Tommy Halloran's Guerilla Swing and Beth Bombara.  In addition to the music, armband holders will have the opportunity to sample Urban Chestnut beer.

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Jazz St. Louis and Grand Center, Inc.  Present an American Showcase

Saturday, August 3, 2013, 6:00 p.m. - Midnight

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For more information, call 314-289-4030 or go to the Jazz St. Louis website

Cityscape is produced by Mary Edwards and Alex Heuer and sponsored in part by the Missouri Arts Council, the Regional Arts Commission, and the Arts and Education Council.

Mary Edwards came to St. Louis Public Radio in 1974, just after finishing her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has served the station in a number of capacities over the years. From 1988-2014 she also taught an undergraduate class in radio production at Webster University. Mary was inducted into the St. Louis Media History Foundation Media Hall of Fame in April, 2017 and received the Gateway Media Literacy Partners' Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Award in 2012. Mary retired from St. Louis Public Radio in 2018, but still serves the station as a St. Louis Symphony Producer.

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