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Music at the Intersection: Mo Egeston All-Stars 9/9 3:45

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Grand Center

Jazz Fusion and Latin over House grooves, original Soul, Downtempo, Drum & Bass, Funk, Gospel and R &B….basically all things soulful and groovy brought to life with a 5 piece band and 4 incredible vocalists. #grateful

Stop by that CityWide stage at 3:45 on Saturday and get some of these grooves!

Mo Egeston All-Stars- Originals & reworks from Mo Egeston alongside originals by AhSa-Ti Nu. Special guest vocals from Robert Nelson, Nikki Ellis and Michelle Higgins AND David Lazaroff on guitar.

3:45-4:45P Saturday 9/9 Citywide Stage.

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Read on for more details.

Pianist Maurice "Mo" Egeston spends his musical time leading bands and writing music while also working as a collaborative pianist and educator in both the classroom and private studio. With Mo E (Egeston) All-Stars, he creates a unique groove driven sound and vibe with his originals, reworks and arrangements. It’s a sound that blends influences of jazz, soul, Latin, funk, r&b and electronic music, hallmarks of his style since his days with the pioneering live house/electronic project Urban Jazz Naturals.

Mo Egeston All-Stars have created a unique groove driven sound and vibe around the originals, reworks and arrangements of pianist Maurice “Mo” Egeston. It’s a sound that blends influences of jazz, soul, Latin, funk, r&b and electronic music, hallmarks of his style since his days with the pioneering live house/electronic project Urban Jazz Naturals.

For the Celebrate the Groove shows, Mo expands the band’s sound by collaborating with like-minded vocalists and songwriters from the region including frequent collaborator and 2023 Artist Support Grant recipient AhSa-Ti Nu and powerhouse vocalist Nikki Ellis

A multi-disciplinary artist with work rooted in poetry, storytelling, sound engineering and activism, AhSa-Ti Nu utilizes her voice as a means of expressing soulful words in a contemporary context. AhSa-Ti Nu’s influences of gospel, jazz, rhythm and blues and rock continue to shape her goal as an artist: to create music that everyone can connect to emotionally and spiritually.

Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee Nikki’s powerful soul and jazz influenced vocals first caught Mo’s attention through their work together at St. John’s UCC- The Beloved Community. Along with drummer Andrew Gibson (and occasionally percussionist Duane Williams), Nikki and Mo are a part of the St. John’s Music Ministry so their musical bonds are already well developed. Nikki will be featured on Mo’s arrangements of modern soul, jazz standards and R&B.

$20/15

Mo Egeston All-Stars featuring Robert Nelson @ Jack's Joint!

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Jack's Joint, 4652 Shaw Ave, St. Louis

Robert Nelson will be joining Mo Egeston All-Stars for this special intimate night of Soul, Jazz, Latin, R&B and Funk served on a bed of deep grooves.

Seating is very limited. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets on sale July 5 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mo-egeston-all-stars-robert-nelson-jacks-joint-tickets-668282620307?aff=oddtdtcreator

Pianist Maurice "Mo" Egeston spends his musical time leading bands and writing music while also working as a collaborative pianist and educator in both the classroom and private studio. With Mo E (Egeston) All-Stars, he creates a unique groove driven sound and vibe with his originals, reworks and arrangements. It’s a sound that blends influences of jazz, soul, Latin, funk, r&b and electronic music, hallmarks of his style since his days with the pioneering live house/electronic project Urban Jazz Naturals.

Mo expands the All-Star's sound by collaborating with like-minded vocalists and songwriters from the region. For this event Rhythm & Jazz artist Robert Nelson will be featured on some of Egeston's arrangements and reimagined Vocal Standards. Robert leads his own Robert Nelson Experiencee and has collaborated with Mo when scheduling allows since 2021

Mo Egeston- Piano and Songs Robert Nelson- Vocals Eric "Snoopy" Tyler- Bass Duane"Jingo" Williams- Percussion Andrew Gibson- Drums

Normal Jack's Joint rules apply.

• All ages welcome. • Don’t talk over the music. • $20 is the suggested donation but give more if you can, less if you can’t. • Don’t buy the band drinks, they drink free. Give them money. • Drinks are fine upstairs; food is allowed but discouraged. • Please act in a civilized manner

$20

Laz Jazz Fest

The Grandel, 3610 Grandel

Since 2016, Brothers Lazaroff has bent their catalog of original music once a year into a sub-genre that has become known as “Laz Jazz”. This year the brothers are taking that concept further, bringing friends from the St. Louis music scene for the inaugural "Laz Jazz Fest,” to be held at the Grandel Theater and Dark Room on Saturday, July 15th.

Proceeds benefit St. Louis Art Place Initiative’s mission to build wealth and equity for low to moderate-income artists through homeownership. The next round of artist home applications launches at Laz Jazz Fest! Learn more at stlartplace.org.

For the inaugural Laz Jazz Fest, Brothers Lazaroff called upon their extended musical family and some St. Louis musical artists they have long admired to fill out the festival lineup. Serving as special guest MC's and performers are long-time collaborators Elizabeth McQueen, who DJ's at KUTX in Austin, TX and Thelonius Kryptonite, who relocated from St. Louis to New Orleans and now hosts a radio show at the storied WWOZ. McQueen, a grammy-nominated vocalist from Austin TX, toured with the legendary band Asleep at the Wheel for a decade.

Laz Jazz Fest will take place on the inside stages of The Grandel Theater and The Dark Room with acts Blvck Spvde and The Cosmos, Anita Jackson, David Gomez, Mo Egeston All-Stars, KBA (Kaleb Kirby, Bob DeBoo, Adam Maness), Joey Ferber, DJ Nune, DJ Boogieman, and DJ Black Sun playing high energy sets in both rooms.

On the outside patio of the Grandel The Heal Center for the Arts Jazz Camp will host a youth stage, with performers ranging in elementary school age through high school.

Laz Jazz Fest food will be available, and more partnering organziations to be annouced.

The event is presented by PK Construction with support from Kranzberg Arts Foundation and Music at the Intersection.

Beloved Benefit - Live at the Duck Room!

Next up, we’re teaming up with some very cool folks for a cause near and dear to our hearts. Saturday June 10 we’re Live at the Duck Room for a special night of music to raise funds to benefit the youth programs and building fund of St. John's Church- The Beloved Community.

The night will feature the sounds of the organic hip hop collective Doug, musical artist Jay-Marie is Holy and the Holy Hitta’s and Mo Egeston All-Stars featuring AhSa-Ti Nu. DJ Prospect will also be in the mix and of course there will be some surprises so this promises to be a true celebration of community and music.

June 10- The Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill Mo Egeston All-Stars feat. AhSa-Ti Nu Doug Jay-Marie is Holy and the Holy Hittas DJ Prospect

Mo Egeston- Keys and Songs Ahsa-Ti Nu #Vocals and Songs Duane “Jingo" Williams- #percussion Andrew Gibson #drums Eric "Snoopy" Tyler- #bass

Piano vibes, reimagined classics and original music from AhSaTi-Nu and Mo Egeston. We hope you can join us at this new (for us) intimate venue! Seating is very limited. Advanced tickets recommended. Read on for info on the artists

AhSa-Ti Nu: A multi-disciplinary artist with work rooted in poetry, storytelling, sound engineering and activism, AhSa-Ti Nu utilizes her voice as a means of expressing soulful words in a contemporary context. AhSa-Ti Nu’s influences of gospel, jazz, rhythm and blues and rock continue to shape her goal as an artist: to create music that everyone can connect to emotionally and spiritually. ________Pianist Maurice "Mo" Egeston spends his musical time leading bands and writing music while also working as a collaborative pianist and educator in both the classroom and private studio. With Mo E (Egeston) All-Stars, he creates a unique groove driven sound and vibe with his originals, reworks and arrangements. It’s a sound that blends influences of jazz, soul, Latin, funk, r&b and electronic music, hallmarks of his style since his days with the pioneering live house/electronic project Urban Jazz Naturals. For the Celebrate the Groove shows, Mo expands the band’s sound by collaborating with like-minded vocalists and songwriters from the region including the diversely talented creative artist AhSa-Ti Nu.

Eric "Snoopy" Tyler- Bass Duane"Jingo" Williams- Percussion Andrew Gibson- Drums

Normal Jack's Joint rules apply. • All ages welcome. • Don’t talk over the music. • $20 is the suggested donation but give more if you can, less if you can’t. • Don’t buy the band drinks, they drink free. Give them money. • Drinks are fine upstairs; food is allowed but discouraged. • Please act in a civilized manner See less

$20

What is a love song? We don't pretend to know but there sure is a lot of music written about love- in all its forms. For “That’s the Way Love Grooves”, the next Celebrate the Groove event, pianist Mo Egeston puts his spin on relationship vibes with new reworks and arrangements of favorites from artists including Prince, Janet Jackson, PJ Morton, Herbie Hancock, Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack, Haddaway, Madonna , Adele and H. E. R.

Original music will also be in the mix including new music from vocalist AhSaTi- Nu. As is the case with all Mo Egeston All-Stars events, the night will feature progressive blends of modern jazz, soul, funk. Latin, R&B and groove.

Pianist Maurice "Mo" Egeston spends his musical time leading bands and writing music while also working as a collaborative pianist and educator in both the classroom and private studio. With Mo E (Egeston) All-Stars, he creates a unique groove driven sound and vibe with his originals, reworks and arrangements. It’s a sound that blends influences of jazz, soul, Latin, funk, r&b and electronic music, hallmarks of his style since his days with the pioneering live house/electronic project Urban Jazz Naturals.

For the Celebrate the Groove shows, Mo expands the band’s sound by collaborating with like-minded vocalists and songwriters from the region including the diversely talented creative artist AhSa-Ti Nu and powerhouse vocalist Nikki Ellis.

A multi-disciplinary artist with work rooted in poetry, storytelling, sound engineering and activism, AhSa-Ti Nu utilizes her voice as a means of expressing soulful words in a contemporary context. AhSa-Ti Nu’s influences of gospel, jazz, rhythm and blues and rock continue to shape her goal as an artist: to create music that everyone can connect to emotionally and spiritually.

Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee Nikki’s powerful soul and jazz influenced vocals first caught Mo’s attention through their work together at St. John’s UCC- The Beloved Community. Along with drummer Andrew Gibson (and occasionally percussionist Duane Williams), Nikki and Mo are a part of the St. John’s Music Ministry so their musical bonds are already well developed. Nikki will be featured on Egeston’s arrangements of modern soul, jazz standards and R&B.

Mo Egeston- Keys and Songs AHSa-Ti Nu- Vocals and Songs Nikki Ellis- Vocals Duane “Jingo" Williams- Percussion Andrew Gibson- Drums Eric "Snoopy" Tyler- Bass

$20/15

Mo Egeston All-Stars featuring Nikki Ellis & Ah Sa-Ti Nu " Celebrate the Groove: the Birthday Show" Thursday January 5, 2023 Joe’s Cafe and Art Gallery

Pianist Maurice "Mo" Egeston spends his musical time leading bands and writing music while also working as a collaborative pianist and educator in both the classroom and private studio. With Mo E (Egeston) All-Stars, Mo creates a unique groove driven sound and vibe with his originals, reworks and arrangements. It’s a sound that blends influences of jazz, soul, Latin, funk, r&b and electronic music, hallmarks of his style since his days with the pioneering live house/electronic project Urban Jazz Naturals.

For the Celebrate the Groove shows, Mo expands the band’s sound by collaborating with like-minded vocalists and songwriters from the region including the diversely talented creative artist AhSa-Ti Nu and powerhouse vocalist Nikki Ellis

Read on for more about Nikki and AhSa-Ti and head over to EventBrite for tickets!

A multi-disciplinary artist with work rooted in poetry, storytelling, sound engineering and activism, AhSa-Ti Nu utilizes her voice as a means of expressing soulful words in a contemporary context. AhSa-Ti Nu’s influences of gospel, jazz, rhythm and blues and rock continue to shape her goal as an artist: to create music that everyone can connect to emotionally and spiritually.

Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee Nikki’s powerful soul and jazz influenced vocals first caught Mo’s attention through their work together at St. John’s UCC- The Beloved Community. Along with drummer Andrew Gibson (and occasionally percussionist Duane Williams), Nikki and Mo are a part of the St. John’s Music Ministry so their musical bonds are already well developed. Nikki will be featured on Egeston’s arrangements of modern soul, jazz standards and R&B.

Thursday January 5, 2022 7:30P Joe’s Cafe

Mo Egeston- Keys and Songs Ahsa-Ti Nu- Vocals and Song Nikki Ellis- Vocals Duane “Jingo" Williams- percussion Andrew Gibson drums Eric "Snoopy" Tyler- bass moegeston.com

$15 advance/ $20 at the Door

Mo Egeston All Stars & AhSa-Ti Nu "Celebrate the Groove: Hanukkah Hullabaloo After Party"

Join pianist and composer Mo Egeston as he brings his Celebrate the Groove concept back to his longtime home stage at the Dark Room. Egeston is part of the inaugural class of Kranzberg Music Residents where he developed a Saturday night event known as Late Night Grooves. He was also a member of Brothers Lazaroff for many years, so having this special event as the after party for the annual Hanukkah Hullabaloo makes this night truly a family affair. Will there be some surprises? Hmmm, guess you’ll need to show up and find out!

Read on for details about Mo and featured artist AhSa-Ti Nu and we hope to see you there!

Taking inspiration from a variety of sources Mo E All-Stars create a unique vibe around the originals, reworks and arrangements of pianist Maurice "Mo" Egeston. Since his days with the pioneering live house/electronic project Urban Jazz Naturals, Egeston's music has featured influences of jazz, soul, Latin, funk and electronic music. With Celebrate the Groove, Mo expands the band’s sound by collaborating with like-minded vocalists and songwriters from the region including the diversely talented creative artist AhSa-Ti Nu.

A multi-disciplinary artist with work rooted in poetry, storytelling, sound engineering and activism, AhSa-Ti Nu utilizes her voice as a means of expressing soulful words in a contemporary context. AhSa-Ti Nu’s influences of gospel, jazz, rhythm and blues and rock continue to shape her goal as an artist: to create music that everyone can connect to emotionally and spiritually.

Saturday December 3, 2022 10P The Dark Room

$20/15/10

Taking inspiration from a variety of sources, Mo Egeston All-Stars create a unique sound around the originals, reworks and arrangements of pianist Mo Egeston. Since his days with the pioneering live house/electronic project Urban Jazz Naturals, Egeston's original music has featured influences of jazz, soul, Latin, funk and all things electronic including deep house, nujazz and drum and bass. Essentially taking familiar dance and lounge elements and using them as a starting place for organic groove based compositions.

For the next Blue Strawberry edition of Celebrate the Groove, Mo is very excited to feature Nicole Ellis on Vocals who will be making her St. Louis nightclub debut as a Vocalist. Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee Nikki’s powerful soul and jazz influenced vocals first caught Mo’s attention through their work together at St. John’s UCC- The Beloved Community. Along with drummer Andrew Gibson (and occasionally percussionist Duane Williams), Nikki and Mo are a part of the St. John’s Music Ministry so their musical bonds are already well developed.

Expect a fun night of high energy grooves and jazz flavored deep cuts from artists like Stevie Wonder, Corrine Bailey Rae, Solange and Roberta Flack, along with Mo’s signature original instrumental features

Maurice “Mo” Egeston- Keys and Songs Nicole Ellis- Vocals Duane “Jingo" Williams- percussion Andrew Gibson drums Eric "Snoopy" Tyler- bass

$20/15

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