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Saxquest – Free Concert Artist Series Performance – Willie Akins – Feb 5

When: 2011-02-05

I’m very excited to invite you out to a great event this weekend at the Saxquest shop. We’re bringing in the Willie Akins quartet as part of their “Alima” reunion tour. Every member of this group is a master musician in their own right.

They’ll be giving a riveting performance at the Saxquest shop this Saturday starting at 11AM on February 5. The setting will be informal and refreshments will be served.

Willie Akins is a St. Louis jazz icon. At the young age of 18 Willie moved to New York in 1957 and stayed for eleven years. He was right there on the front lines during one of the most innovative eras in jazz history, influencing and being influenced by all of the great players of that time. He returned to St. Louis in 1968 while Gas Light Square was still in full swing. Our city has been so blessed to have him remain here as an active musician since that time.

This performance will be a rare opportunity to hear Willie live with all of the members of his debut recording album “Alima”. Whether you’ve never heard Willie Akins or whether you’re a long time Willie Akins fan, don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. This quartet plays at an incredibly high level with wonderful energy and creativity.

Willie Akins Quartet the “Alima” reunion tour
Willie Akins – Sax
Simon Rowe – Piano
Willem Von Hombracht – Bass
Montez Coleman – Drums

I hope to see you at Saxquest this Saturday! Remember, our enthusiasm to continue hosting these kinds of events depends on how many people we get coming to check them out. Thanks for your support!!!

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