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The Kasimu-tet @ The Dark Room

The Dark Room , 3610 Grandel Sq., St. Louis

The Kasimu-tet at The Dark Room 8pm Doors, 9pm Show

Kasimu Taylor-trumpet Eric Slaughter-guitar Antonio Foster-piano Bernard Terry-bass Irvin Neal-drums

https://www.metrotix.com/events/detail/the-dark-room-concert-series

Steeped to perfection, Kasimu Taylor hits the palette with deep notes of St. Louis Jazz trumpet history, influenced heavily as expected by Miles Davis." In his Kasimu-Tet ensemble, he serves up, naturally, a robust dose of the stylistic influences of Miles; lyrical, introspective and melodic. Kasimu's style however is more appropriately described as complex. From his long graceful lines, reminiscent of Lee Morgan to blistering and exuberant ideas a la Freddie Hubbard, he is stylistically versatile and multi-dimensional. In-fact, he is a "go too" on the call list of outstanding soloists and session players in the St Louis area, having worked with virtually every notable jazz, blues & soul band in the area from the largest of venues to intimate supper clubs and bars.

Kranzberg Arts Foundation COVID-19 Mitigation Policies -Updated Aug 26th, 2021: Vaccine and Testing requirements Kranzberg Arts Foundation and all affiliated venues will continue to follow the guidance and mandates set forth by public health and our local government. For more information visit: https://www.kranzbergartsfoundation.org/covid-19-mitigation-policies/

Food and drink purchases can be made on-site through a contactless online platform.

If you have any questions, please email info@kranzbergartsfoundation.org.

Ellington's Nutcracker Suite @ Jazz St. Louis

Jazz St. Louis, 3536 Washington Ave., St. Louis

The Nutcracker was never as hip as when Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn arranged it for Ellington’s band. The Jazz St. Louis Big Band continues the holiday tradition in swingin’ style!

These jazz interpretations of Tchaikovsky’s ballet are all played from the original charts! The evening will also include Ellington classics like “Take the A Train” and “Cottontail.”

The Kasimu-tet Presents...MILES

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BB's Jazz Blues and Soups , 700 S. Broadway , St. Louis

The Kasimu-tet presents Miles in a birthday celebration dedicated to the iconic artist on what would've been his 95th birthday! BB's Jazz Blues and Soups will be filled with the iconic sounds of Miles Davis in a night of fellowship honoring his legacy!

A portion of all proceeds will go to House of Miles East St. Louis, the great organization dedicated to the preservation and development of Miles Davis' boyhood home!

$20

The Kasimu-tet: A Nite At Joe's!

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Joe's Cafe, 6014 Kingsbury Ave., St. Louis

Kasimu Taylor makes his Joe's Café debut featuring the dynamic young vocalist Sya Collins! More details to come! On this night we put our faith and our stage in the hands of a great veteran trumpet player who never disappoints!

Kasimu has been doing some Miles shows recently and has been fantastic. That is very treacherous ground to walk on! But with Miles' own family there and with the show being a benefit to raise money for the House of Miles in East St. Louis, Kasimu put on a show at BB's, Jazz, Blues and Soups that was absolutely great. Playing Miles isn't easy. Nobody is going to sound just like Miles and to try would be a mistake. Kasimu plays Kasimu as he belts out the tunes that Miles wrote and made famous with his infinitely great style. We are very lucky to have a player like Kasimu in our region playing the greatness of Miles plus featuring a bevvy of original material and other well known and well loved standards. The stage belongs to Kasimu and on this night with a heavyweight singer and an all-star band the one thing we can tell you is that this night is going to be hot and cool!

POET: Acclaimed writer and author Sylvester Brown Jr. will read some excerpts from his latest book "When We Listen ". Books will be on hand for purchase and signing!

Normal Joe's rules apply.

• Doors 7pm, show 8pm. • $15 to get in. Cash only, no ATM. • Bring your own food and drink. • Please don't park on Kingsbury, park on Des Peres only. • No talking during the music.

The Kasimu-tet Presents...Miles

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BB's Jazz Blues and Soups , 700 S. Broadway , St. Louis

The Kasimu-tet presents Miles in a birthday celebration dedicated to the iconic artist on what would've been his 94th birthday! BB's Jazz Blues and Soups will be filled with the iconic sounds of Miles Davis in a night of fellowship honoring his legacy!

A portion of all proceeds will go to House of Miles East St. Louis, the great organization dedicated to the preservation and development of Miles Davis' boyhood home! http://houseofmilesestl.org/

Howard Street: A Nite @ BB's!

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BB's Jazz Blues and Soups , 700 S. Broadway , St. Louis

Howard Street is a soul band created by trumpet player Kasimu Taylor, paying tribute to the sounds of his youth. The band is an homage to classic soul and R&B music, giving you fresh takes on some of your favorite soul and rhythm & blues standards along with the new soul sounds of today!

Performing at BB's, one of the city's top live music venues, this will be one not to miss!

$10

Jazz Improv with Kasimu Taylor

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City Music & Education Center , 9299 Watson Rd., St. Louis

Join us for a masterclass on jazz improvisation lead by Kranzberg Arts Foundation Resident Artist and Webster University Alum trumpeter Kasimu Taylor! This will be an intro to improv clinic, topics covered include building ideas, reading chord progressions, chord scale relation, and active listening in a band setting.

Kasimu Taylor, veteran trumpet player and bandleader, in the tradition of Clark Terry and Miles Davis, comes out of St. Louis’ deep rooted trumpet heritage. He’s a frequent performer in St. Louis and the surrounding region, playing regularly in Grand Center - St. Louis with a monthly residency at the Dark Room at The Grandel.