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Community Women Against Hardship: Straight Ahead

November 5, 2023, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries
3648 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO United States

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For ticket information, call 314-289-7523

Out of Detroit’s lively jazz scene, which has produced some of the best musicians in the world, comes the Grammy-nominated jazz group Straight Ahead. Straight Ahead broke new ground for women in the recording industry as the first all-woman jazz band signed to Atlantic Records. With 5 recordings to its credit, Straight Ahead has established itself as one of jazz’s most enduring and prolific groups.

The group’s first two recordings for Atlantic Jazz “Look Straight Ahead” and “Body and Soul”, produced by legendary drummer/producer Lenny White made the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart “Top 20”. “Dance of the Forest Rain” their evocative 3rd release for Atlantic, produced by Bob Belden, featured guest appearances by Kenny Garrett, Brazillian percussionist Guillerme Franco and guitarist Fareed Haque. “City Cuts” includes fresh takes on Stevie Wonder’s classic “You Got It Bad” and the Stylistics “People Make the World Go ‘Round”. The latest release, “Still Swinging” includes original works from the band as well as compositions from saxophonist Jimmy Heath and the late master percussionist/composer Roy Brooks.

These Grammy-nominated recording artists have travelled extensively in the United States, the Caribbean and Europe garnering rave reviews.

Joy, Power, Love, Wisdom…..Magic! This is the sound of what is to come.

This is Straight Ahead!

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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