Bach, Blues and Bernstein

Jazz St. Louis 3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis

The audience will be taken on a one-of-a-kind journey, exploring the music of Bach and how it connects to blues and even Bernstein!  Featuring local jazz musicians Debby Lennon (vocals), Steve Schenkel (guitar), Kim Portnoy (piano), and Bob DeBoo (percussion). Supported by Centene Charitable Foundation as part of the 2020 St. Louis Bach Festival. General […]


Billy Stritch sings Mel Torme

Jazz St. Louis 3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis

“Stritch is not afraid to dazzle!” – London Times After wowing audiences with his rich vocals and virtuosity on the keys during 2018's holiday shows with Christine Ebersole at Jazz St. Louis, Stritch returns to St. Louis in a solo evening to salute one of the greatest American singers of all time – the legendary […]


Tony winner Lindsay Mendez

Jazz St. Louis 3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis

"…a revelation!" - The Hollywood Reporter Lindsay Mendez received a Tony Award for her performance as Carrie Pipperidge in the 2018 hit Broadway revival of Carousel. In addition to her stage work (Elphaba in Wicked, Godspell, Grease) Mendez is an eclectic, powerhouse singer whose versatility encompasses pop, jazz and the American Songbook. Her concert work […]



Jazz St. Louis 3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis

"Jones brings every piece of herself to her performance." - Playbill In her new solo show, Rachel Bay Jones, 2017 Tony Award winner for Best Featured Actress in the Broadway smash hit musical Dear Evan Hansen, explores the music and stories that have shaped her life and career. Sharing adventures that have taken her from […]


Ignite the Night: All That Jazz

Jazz St. Louis 3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis

Come celebrate Ignite Theatre Company's 4th Birthday with a swingin’ New Orleans jazz party! The band starts playing Saturday, September 21st, 2019. At 6pm cocktails will start flowing and at 7pm we light the fuse on this annual Fund and FUN raiser! Enjoy a sit down dinner in an intimate jazz club setting with electric […]



Jazz St. Louis 3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis

Next to Normal: The Thelonious Monk Story will tackle the issues of mental illness as it relates to disparities in health care, police interaction, education, and social acceptance. Not only will we celebrate the musical genius of Thelonious Sphere Monk, but we will explore the pervasive misdiagnosis and discriminatory practices toward him and the societal […]


A Classical Cabaret

Jazz St. Louis 3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis

A lively event highlighting favorites from classical to contemporary Broadway, featuring soloists from the Bach Society Chorus and hosted by Debby Lennon. Directed by Stephen and Jamie Eros. Presented by Centene Charitable Foundation as part of the 2019 St. Louis Bach Festival.

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As the leading public catalyst for arts and culture in St. Louis, the Regional Arts Commission leverages the power of creativity to strengthen and enrich our community. Read our commitment to diversity, racial equity, accessibility, and inclusion, and see our strategic plan for the next five years.


Covid-19 has impacted us all. But what it hasn’t changed is RAC’s commitment to finding innovative ways to support arts programming, arts organizations, and individual artists through the pandemic, and to resuming these programs as soon as conditions allow.


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