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Back up to PACE!
After a year with a dark theatre that really made us all realize the value of live arts experiences, we are so happy to turn the lights back on and once again bring world class entertainment back to the Jefferson County community!
Pokey LaFarge alum, TJ Muller, will be bringing his unique ensemble that creates time capsule performances of early jazz, complete with the engaging stories behind the music. You won’t be able to stop your body from moving in your seat, bouncing and tapping to the engaging sounds!
Turning the lights back on wouldn’t be complete without a return performance by The Improv Shop, St. Louis’ premiere long-form improvised comedy troupe. With just a few suggestions from audience members, they will weave a tapestry of laughs that will make your sides hurt – in a good way!
Another fan favorite back by popular demand is world-renowned Indian Classical musician, Ustad Shafaat Khan, who will melt your mind with his prowess on sitar, tabla, and surbahar. His artistry is unparalleled, and will make you feel as though you’ve traveled across the globe!
Mining some Jefferson College faculty talent brings two sides of music professor, Dr. Joel Vanderheyden, with his electro-acoustic live-looping adventure trio, Vehachi, fresh off their live-stream show at Jazz St. Louis, and his aptly named acoustic jazz quartet, the Joel Vanderheyden Quartet, featuring top St. Louis jazz musicians ready to bring the heat!
Speaking of jazz, we have the vocalist from the LEGENDARY COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA, Carmen Bradford, bringing her exquisite vocal talents to Jefferson College. Carmen will be offering a masterclass open to all community members, and will be performing with our very own Jefferson College Jazz Ensemble. DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!
Closing out our guest artist series will be Bent Frequency, a new music duo from Georgia State University’s faculty, featuring saxophone and percussion. Bent Frequency brings the avant-garde to life and is a champion of music by women, composers of color, and LGBTQIA+. Join us as we fire up the arts again for a great year.
For additional information, please call 636-481-3367.