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New Century, Same Genius: Ornette Coleman at JVC

Clark Terry

Despite being the hometown of an incredible array of musicians-legends Miles Davis and Clark Terry; great players such as Oliver Nelson, Jimmy Forrest, Oliver Lake and Hamiet Bluiett; and contemporary cats like Greg Osby, Marty Ehrlich, Russell Gunn and Marcus Baylor-the St. Louis area didn’t begin hosting an annual jazz fest until the debut of the U.S. Bank Saint Louis Jazz Festival in June of 2001.

Now that annual event has some increasingly serious competition from the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival, which celebrated its third anniversary April 21-22 with performances and day-long student band clinics at the area’s top jazz club, Jazz at the Bistro, as well as at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Missouri St. Louis.

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