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Jazz
The Grandel
Doors 7 PM, Show 8 PM
Tonina Saputo
Adam Maness Trio

Tonina is a singer/songwriter, bassist, music journalist, and poet from Saint Louis, Missouri who performs her original music and arrangements in Spanish, Italian and English. She began her musical journey at the age of nine and was trained classically for 11 years, studying with bassists from the St. Louis Symphony as well as attending various master classes with Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist, John Clayton. She led the bass sections of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and The Missouri All State Orchestra.

 

Throughout her career, Tonina has crossed musical boundaries, combining influences from different genres to create her own unique style. Recently, former President Barack Obama included Tonina’s song, “Historia De un Amor,” as one of his favorite songs of 2018. Tonina’s first album, King’s Queen, features her hip-hop material. She has collaborated with producer and friend Dylan Brady, as well as many other St. Louis artists since 2010.

Adam Maness is a versatile multi-instrumentalist on piano, guitar, melodica and other instruments as well as an exceptional songwriter and arranger. Born in St. Louis, Maness studied Jazz Performance at the New School in New York City before returning home to join the Erin Bode Group. Adam performed and recorded with Bode for 11 years, and contributed compositions and arrangements to five of the Group’s recordings.

 

In 2012, Adam - along with bassist Sid Rodway of the Erin Bode Group - joined classical musicians Bjorn Ranheim (cello) and Shawn Weil (violin) to form the 442s. The group has recorded three critically-acclaimed recordings. He is currently performing as well with bassist Bob DeBoo and drummer Montez Coleman in the Adam Maness Trio. The Trio recently debuted its first recording earlier this year.

Danny Campbell & Helios
with Anita Jackson

Danny Campbell closes out the March 23rd St. Louis Sound concert at the Grandel with a set that features a tribute to two legendary St. Louis horn players: Miles Davis and Clark Terry. With his well-earned reputation as both an outstanding trumpet and a flugelhorn player, Campbell is an ideal choice to honor both these jazz legends.

 

Campbell, a native St. Louisan, studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City as well as Northern Illinois University before moving back to make his mark on his hometown music scene. In addition to regular appearances in area big bands, Campbell recently formed his own band, Helios, who will be backing him at the Grandel. In addition to his area performances, Campbell also teaches young horn players at the Jazz St. Louis Jazz Academy, as well as students at the Grand Center Arts Academy.

Tonina Saputo photo: Eva Marquez