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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.

Kasimu Taylor Presents Howard Street Featuring Justin Hoskin

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

Howard Street is an homage to classic soul and R&B music, giving you fresh takes on some of your favorite soul and rhythm & blues standards! The night will feature the soulful vocal stylings of Mr. Justin Hoskin!

Mr. Justin Hoskin-vocals Phil Graves- keys Eric Slaughter-guitar Bernard Terry-bass Jeffrey "Dhoruba" Hill-drums Kasimu Taylor-trumpet Bryan Fritz-saxophone

Tickets are $15 and available right now at Eventbrite.com...see you soon!

The Kasimu-tet Presents...Miles

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The Gaslight Theater , 358 N. Boyle, St. Louis

The Gaslight Jazz Series presents...

The Kasimu-tet presents Miles in a night dedicated to the iconic artist! The intimate confines of The Gaslight Theater will be filled with the iconic sounds of Miles Davis in a night of fellowship honoring his long legacy!

Kasimu Taylor- trumpet Zach Radwine-piano Bernard Terry-bass Demarius Hicks-drums

Tickets are $15 and available through Ticketmaster.com, or at The Gaslight Theater an hour before showtime, or they can be purchased after 4pm (cash only) at West End Grill & Pub 354 N. Boyle Ave.

See you soon!

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 93rd 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!

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

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at... https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-kasimu-tet-presentsmiles-tickets-56167585761?aff=eand

Kasimu Taylor presents...Howard Street featuring Roland Johnson

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Kranzberg Arts Center , 501 N. Grand Ave., St. Louis

Howard Street is an homage to the classic soul and rhythm and blues sounds that Kasimu Taylor heard as a kid growing up just north of downtown St. Louis living on Howard Street. The band features St. Louis Soul Legend Roland Johnson in a night of classic soul and R &B standards!

Tickets available at Metrotix.com! $15adv $20dos

Roland Johnson-vocals Kasimu Taylor-trumpet Bryan Fritz-saxophone Phil Graves-keys Eric Slaughter-guitar Bernard Terry-bass Dhoruba Shakur-drums

Kasimu Taylor presents...Jazz Improv Workshop

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

Join us this month 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.