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David Sanborn at Jazz at the Bistro in St. Louis

August 16-17, 2010

Joey DeFrancesco and David Sanborn in performance at Jazz at the Bistro
David Sanborn

These days, it’s a rarity to catch David Sanborn in concert at an intimate jazz club. But that’s exactly what happened at Jazz at the Bistro on August 16 and 17th when the 65-year-old alto sax legend returned home to play four sold-out sets at the 150-seat venue in the heart of the Grand Center entertainment district in St. Louis.

Sanborn usually tours and performs at major theaters and festival events these days-often in the company of a full band complete with horn section. But starting in Europe in July, Sanborn has been on the road in a trio setting with organ player Joey DeFrancesco and a drummer. Steve Gadd played drums on Sanborn’s European dates, and Byron Landham is handling the percussion for the current American tour performances-including the sets at Jazz at the Bistro.

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