Flirting with Great American Songbook Standards, Bauer is collaborating for the third time with artists: Dave Black, Ben Wheeler and Dhoruba Hill (on guitar, double bass and drums.) These classics are presented at the Judson House -fresh for the modern times in 2021.
Friday, November 12, 2021
3733 Washington Ave, STL
7:30pm to 10pm
$20 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds
A vaccination card or photo of vaccination card showing fully vaccinated status required. Seating will be spaced out. Masks on when moving about and as much as possible.
About the artists:
“Guitarist of unlimited direction”
Dave Black has worked with many artists from a wide range of musical genres including Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country, Bluegrass and Folk. He has worked with various notables including Richard ‘Groove’ Holmes, Bucky Pizzerelli, David Liebman, Fareed Haque, Little Anthony & The Imperials and The Drifters. Plus, Dave keeps himself busy working as a freelancer in the St. Louis area, performing and recording with many local artists.
Jeffery Dhoruba Hill is a Drummer/Producer born and raised in Kansas City Missouri. He moved to St. Louis in 2011 where he immediately became apart of the local jazz scene. In 2014 he was thrusted into the Mike Brown movement where he organized and led the protest all throughout the city. His music is a mixture of many genres as well as his experiences good and bad from the movement. He hopes to inspire others with his music as well as bridge gaps between genres and communities in St. Louis. Dhoruba is a current recipient of the Kranzberg fellowship.
Ben Wheeler is a bass player, teacher and father of three from University City. Hailing from a family in which his father and brother also played upright bass, he began playing jazz and orchestral music in high school and studied classical bass at Truman State and jazz bass at Webster University, eventually earning his Master’s in Jazz Bass Performance from SIUE. He currently teaches bass and music history at Webster and serves as the regular bassist for Dave Venn, the Kasimu-tet, Tango Underground, the Lustrelights and regularly performs with Dave Black, Tom Byrne, Paul DeMarinis, and many others. He was a recent 2019/2020 recipient of the Kranzberg Fellowship.
Native St. Louisan, Jenna Bauer has been singing all her life and jazz since 1998. She credits being the daughter of an audiophile with her love for all types of music. After years of mentorship and study, Bauer spent time exploring art and jazz on the east coast between 2008 and 2014; In early 2020, she discovered the Kansas City jazz scene where she continues to split her time.