Jazz St. Louis

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

The Jazz St. Louis Book Club will meet in Nancy’s Jazz Lounge in the Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz at 6.30 pm, on the second Tuesday of each month. The Steward Center is located at 3536 Washington Avenue in the Grand Center district.  Please visit their website jazzstl.org/jazz-at-the-bistro/book-club/ or contact shane.m@left-bank.com for more information.

To sign up for the book club, contact the Jazz St. Louis box office at 314.571.6000. You can sign up for each individual month, or for the entire four-book series. Although the book club is free, a ticket is required and can be obtained through the box office for each session, or by clicking HERE.

September 12, 2017: Young Man with a Horn by Dorothy Baker

October 10, 2017: Morning Glory: A Biography of Mary Lou Williams by Linda Dahl

November 14, 2017: Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece by Ashley Kahn

December 13, 2017: Blues People by LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)

2018 Titles

February 13, 2018: Bear Comes Home by Rafi Zabor

March 13, 2018: Traps: The Drum Wonder, The Life of Buddy Rich by Mel Torme (out of print)

April 10, 2018: Freedom of Expression: Interviews with Women in Jazz by Chris Becker

May 8, 2018: Whisper Not: The Autobiography of Benny Golson by Benny Golson

June 12, 2018: Duke Ellington's America by Harvey G. Cohn


Previous Titles: Year One

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Blues People Cover Image
ISBN: 9780688184742
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - January 20th, 1999

December 2017 Jazz St. Louis book club selection

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The Bear Comes Home Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393318630
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 1st, 1998

February 2018 Jazz St. Louis book club selection