Guests join Sultans of Swing at Buckner's
Celebrated jazz guitarist Wayne Goins joins jazz combo Sultans of Swing at Buckner's Brewing Co. tonight for a Valentine's Day performance. The music will run from 7 to 10 p.m. and will consist of jazz standards and favorites of bebop jazz. Also joining the Sultans will be Zach Priester, sophomore music major from Jackson on guitar. Admission to the performance is free. Buckner's is smoke free during the performance.
'Gala Jazz Concert' set for Friday at Bedell
The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music presents the Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival's "Gala Jazz Concert" at 7:30 p.m. Friday. World-renowned jazz guitarist Wayne Goins will play as the guest performer. The concert will be in the Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus. The concert features the Jazz Lab band and Southeast Missouri State University's Studio Jazz band. Goins has written four books on jazz and recorded five jazz albums on Little Apple Records and more than 20 albums for Ichiban Records. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at the River Campus box office by calling 651-2265. Tickets also may be purchased online at metrotix.com, keyword "jazz festival" or by calling 800-293-5949.
Barnhart's poetry book available online
Wendi Bird Barnhart's poetry has been published in separate anthologies, but never all together -- until now. Her debut book, "Until Now," was printed in October and is available on Amazon.com. Barnhart, a Cape Girardeau native, holds several awards and accomplishments in the poetry world, including being selected as a United States of America 2007 poetry ambassador. She recently finished a second book called "Cognitive Conclusions" and hopes to have it printed by this summer. "Until Now" sells for $14.95. For a signed copy, contact Barnhart directly at 651-9168.
Shadow Thieves hold release party Saturday
Local threesome Shadow Thieves has released a new album with a new sound and a new bassist. The "power trio" will play a concert for a CD release party at Port Cape Saturday celebrating their new album "Framing the Endless Sky," according to singer/guitarist Chris Gunter. The band first released "Nocturn" in 2003, then took a small break for Gunter to finish some schooling. Gunter called the 2007 CD a "more rock-oriented CD" with less acoustic tracks than the first album. The CD release party will be at 10 p.m. Saturday at Port Cape.
-- From staff reports