Throughout 2017 Saxquest will be featuring a different St. Louis based Saxophonist every month. For our second showcase we chose one of our own. Austin Cebulske completed his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2012, and recently his Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from Northern Illinois University, where he also served as a Graduate Assistant. A great musician in all styles from jazz to motown, soul to rock, Austin can be heard most frequently on tenor with the Funky Butt Brass Band. He keeps a very busy gig schedule outside of the Funky Butt Brass Band as well. He can be seen fronting duo, trio and quartet gigs around town very regularly.
Most probably recognize Austin from his demo videos of Saxquest horns and mouthpieces on our website and youtube page. From listening to the videos it is easy to tell that this young tenor player is burning. You won’t want to miss hearing Austin play in this setting with some of the finest rhythm section players St. Louis has to offer backing him. The rhythm section will feature Adam Maness on Piano, Bob Deboo on Bass and Kaleb Kirby on Drums. The event is free and open to public, Saturday February 18 from 2pm – 4pm at the Saxquest on Cherokee St.
Be sure to catch our next showcases as well:
March 11 – Mike Karpowicz
April TBD – Ben Reece