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The Bach Aria Soloists is the dynamic chamber ensemble dedicated to bringing the genius of Johann Sebastian Bach, his contemporaries, and composers of today whom he inspires, to new life through their signature Hauskonzerts and critically acclaimed Community Concert series. BAS is comprised of harpischord-organ, violin, guitar, soprano. Their ingenious collaborations with multi-genre arts partners have included Tango masters, modern dancers, jazz celebrities, actors, world-renowned Bach scholars Dr. Christoph Wolff and Dr. Markus Rathey.

Elizabeth Suh Lane is BAS’ founder-Artistic Director-violinist. She is a former first violinist with the London Symphony Orchestra and performs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Sarah Tannehill Anderson, soprano is a Grammy Award winner and founder of Raise Your Virtual Voice; Elisa Williams Bickers is Principal organist and Associate Director of Music of Village Presbyterian Church; Hannah Collins is Visiting Assistant Professor of Cello at KU's School of Music and Assistant Director of the Avaloch Farm Music Institute.

Bach Aria Soloists introduces their exciting, interactive BachReach education to students through numerous thematic programs including their artistic collaborations with dance, Shakespearean actors, folk fiddlers, Elizabeth’s orchestral and chamber music clinics, and Sarah Tannehill Anderson's vocal clinics. BachReach is live, creative, unique education offered in schools, senior centers, libraries, community centers, venues which offer a fun, informative exploration of a wide spectrum of repertoire that students have never seen before!

 

 

 

Contact Name: Elizabeth Suh Lane
Address:
P.O. Box 7112, Kansas City 64113
Phone: 816-820-1473
Performance Fee Range: $2800 to $6000
Technical Requirements:

On request.

Availability: Year-round.
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Awarded the National Circle of Excellence award for his outstanding work as a storyteller, this St. Louis native is one of the most sought after performers in the country today! He has also worked in Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, England, China, Taiwan, Wales, Singapore, Austria and Africa. Bobby has won three Emmy Awards for his local CBS-TV show Gator Tales, and is the author of several award-winning children's books. Eight of his ten CD’s have won the Parents Choice Gold Award. His programs highlight themes of cultural diversity, character education, literacy, living history, poetry & prose, music and conflict resolution. He is well known for his engaging comedy, lively animation and special sound effects.  In 2018, Bobby was awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by The University of MO- St. Louis.

Contact Name: Jan Dolan, Booking Agent
Address:
105 East Drake, St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-968-2606
Performance Fee Range: $300-$2500 (negotiable)
Technical Requirements:

Microphone on a stand.

Availability: Year-round
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Samba Bom is a Midwest-based music and dance ensemble that plays authentic Brazilian music at schools, night clubs, wineries, festivals, and private events.

The group plays a unique mix of Brazilian popular music styles, including: Samba, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Olodum, Forro, Chorinho, among others the Batucada is an exciting, all-percussive jam session that brings any audience to its feet to dance along with the group - just like Carnaval festivities in Rio de Janeiro.

We also can provide workshops and residencies in Brazilian percussion, dance and/or Brazilian culture. Additional musicians and Brazilian dancers with authentic costumes can be added to the performances to transform your event with a taste of tropical Brazil.

Contact Name: Moacyr Marchini
Address:
1929 Mitchell Place, St. Louis, MO 63139
Phone: 314-477-6226
Phone 2: 312-585-7775
Performance Fee Range: $300-$5000
Technical Requirements:

For live music shows: Preferably a stage and a PA sound system. Upon request, the group can provide the sound system.
For Brazilian percussion workshops: A room that will allow loud drums.
For Brazilian dance workshops: Preferably a room with a dance floor.

Availability: Available most of the year, but availability must be checked with the artists.
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Music and love define the artistry of singer, songwriter and dedicated community activist Brian Owens. These qualities radiate from all of his work, including his duet with five time Grammy-winning and legendary vocalist Michael McDonald on SOUL OF FERGUSON, and the heartfelt interpretation of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come," which Owens filmed and recorded with his father, Thomas Owens. Their powerful performance ignited the internet and has received more than 100 million views on Facebook and Brian's own YouTube channel.

During the pandemic, Brian has been actively seeking ways to infuse energy into the community through his music. Many of the virtual concerts he has been working on, including Soul of Ferguson Revue, A New Holiday, and Homegrown Soul, will be aired on St. Louis’s PBS station later this year.

Contact Name: Shelley Dotson
Hurley Creative Consulting
Address:
129 W. Loretta Ave St. Louis, MO 63125
Phone: 314-329-8898
Performance Fee Range: $5000-7500, plus hotel
Technical Requirements:

Audio reinforcement (see technical rider for specifics), 1 meal provided before or after the performance, 4 volunteers to assist with load-in.

Availability: Year-round
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Candace Ivory, the originator of the genre "avant soul", offers eclectic original music. Former alum of The New School University and the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead residency at the Kennedy Center, Candice also has various accolades and awards stemming from a 20 year career in music.

Contact Name: Candice Ivory
Address:
11978 Brookington Drive, Bridgeton, MO 63044
Phone: 314-764-7685
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Performance Fee Range: $1200-$5000
Technical Requirements:

This varies according to venue and style of event. Suitable back line and soundcheck at least 3-4 hours prior to event.

Availability: Year round
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Cornet Chop Suey includes seven multi-talented musicians providing electrifying performances of instrumental and vocal jazz. From the traditional New Orleans sounds of Louis Armstrong; the Big Band Swing era of Bennie Goodman; the Kansas City, East Coast, West Coast styles; contemporary, hip, bluesy, funky; these guys play it all! With over 200 years of collective performance experience, these veterans provide shows that engage and delight audiences. The group includes classically trained and accredited music educators, alumni of the Stan Kenton and Harry James big bands, and nationally recognized performing artists who have appeared with celebrities ranging from Maynard Ferguson to Chuck Berry.

Contact Name: Jerrold Epperson
Address:
15674 Pike 237, Clarksville 63336-2318
Phone: 573-754-0931
Performance Fee Range: $1000 to $7500
Technical Requirements:

For concert hall: grand piano, sound and lighting technicians, set-up/sound check time one hour. We will provide stage equipment plot with contract. for other venues we can negotiate requirements and provide all equipment if necessary.

Availability: Year-round
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Forte and Roe are an exciting pairing of musicians with classical, jazz and popular music backgrounds. A Julliard graduate with her debut at Carnegie Hall, Sutu Forte ignites passion, blending her piano with Bill’s expert electric bass leads in unconventional ways. They bring virtuosity, inspiration and fun to their music.

Contact Name: Bill Roe
Address:
634 Huntridge Drive, Columbia, MO 65201
Phone: 573-268-2245
Performance Fee Range: $750-$2,000
Availability: Year-round
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Joyce is a storyteller for everyone from pre-school through adult. Her stories range from participatory for the little ones to personal experiences for adults.  She tells stories about Missouri history, Holiday tales, Ozark adventures, Ghost stories and more. Stories from folktales, fairytales, fables, myths and legends come to life with puppets and songs. Her stories bring people of many cultures together through her own work in schools, libraries, retirement centers and festivals and the storytelling festival she serves.

Joyce teaches workshops for adults and children. Beginning Storytelling, Telling your Personal Story, Storigami and more.

She is a storytelling coach for other storytellers and public speakers from all walks of life.

She is the Artistic Director for the KC Storytelling Celebration and the President of Missouri Storytelling Inc.

Joyce Slater is available for Virtual programs on Zoom, YouTube and Facebook and will adapt to other platforms.  She will also travel.

Contact Name: Joyce Slater
Address:
7338 Belleview Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114-1220
Phone: 816-523-5038 Home
Phone 2: 816-804-2442 Cell
Performance Fee Range: $175-$2500
Technical Requirements:

Electrical outlet

Availability: Year-round
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Julie Henigan is known for her unique command of the distinct but related idioms of southern American and traditional Irish music. A singer of remarkable versatility, Julie performs unaccompanied ballads, old-time banjo numbers, instrumental dance tunes, guitar originals, and traditional songs in Irish Gaelic with equal skill and fidelity; yet her style—whether with traditional or contemporary repertoire—is uniquely her own. An accomplished instrumentalist, Julie uses guitar, five-string banjo, lap dulcimer, and fiddle for both song accompaniment and solo instrumentals. Whether playing for children or adults, her ability to communicate with her audiences reflects her extensive performing experience: her performances have been described as "mesmerizing,” her vocals as “stunning,” and her instrumental work as “absolutely superior." Julie's releases include a highly lauded CD, "American Stranger," and a popular Mel Bay book on DADGAD fingerstyle guitar. She is available for concerts, workshops, lectures, festivals, and school programs--and is always willing to tailor her programs to fit the needs and interests of both presenters and audiences.

Contact Name: Julie Henigan
Address:
1039 S. Weaver Ave., Springfield, MO 65807-1355
Phone: 417-865-1804
Performance Fee Range: $300-$2,000
Technical Requirements:

Sound system (if required), 2-4 mics and boom stands, one chair, and small table. A sound technician should be provided. Set-up is minimal, 25 minutes.

Availability: Year-round
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The Lucky Old Sons is a four piece band focused on the popular oldies of the mid twentieth century.  Along with playing the timeless music of Elvis, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others, they also feature their own quirky originals along the same lines.

The band features Matt Davis, piano/vocals; Steve Bauer, bass/vocals; Bill Walters, drums/vocals; and Ian Buschmann, saxophone/vocals.

The Lucky Old Sons has been a featured Touring Performer with the Missouri Arts Council for over ten years.  They have opened for country music legend, Clint Black, as well as performed at the Big Muddy Blues Festival and National Blues Week festivities in St. Louis. The band released an all original album, Friendly Valley, in 2010, and are currently at work on a second original album.

Contact Name: Allison Davis
Address:
759 Greeley Ave, St. Louis 63119
Phone: 314-954-3277
Performance Fee Range: $600-$6000
Technical Requirements:

For larger venues, a PA may be required. A minimum set up time of one hour and access to electricity.

Availability: Year-round
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Since 1973, nationally-renowned Metro Theater Company has provided exceptional arts experiences to students throughout Missouri. Our touring productions respect the intelligence and emotional wisdom of young people, inviting them into the world of theater and charging their imaginations. The themes of any Metro Theater Company work provide opportunities for meaningful learning in support of Missouri Show-Me Standards. We provide Educator Guides for teachers, as well as take-home pieces for parents. Talk-back sessions are a part of every performance, which often lead to further stimulating conversation at school and at home. Metro Theater Company can also provide classroom residencies where our teaching artists use drama and creative movement to enhance core curriculum and character education. Our violence prevention program Say Something, Do Something, now in its 10th year, utilizes theater to help young people “rehearse for life” and prepare to de-escalate violent situations in their schools and communities. During COVID-19 many of MTC’s programs are available for virtual touring, including arts-integrated workshops for classrooms and live Q&As to accompany streaming productions. Metro Theater Company honors include the Missouri Arts Award, the Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Production for Young Audiences, and the “What’s Right with the Region” Award from FOCUS St. Louis, among others.

Contact Name: Joe Gfaller
Address:
3311 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-932-7414, extension105
Phone 2: 314-932-7434 (fax)
Performance Fee Range: Tickets start at $5 per student for virtual tours and field trips and $695 and up for full productions touring to schools.
Availability: September through May
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OMG Josh has been performing literacy, good character and other educational themed shows for over 20 years. His biggest hits have included - 'The Pirates of Reading Island' and 'The Character Circus'. In 2011 he performed his science based reading show, 'Mr. Gigglewatt and The Science of Bubbles' at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC! Shows come complete with a study guide for pre and post show support. He is perfect for audiences PK-8th grade. He also has a comedic "just for fun show" for larger audiences and theaters called The OMG Josh Experience!

Contact Name: Joshua Routh
Address:
633 Shadowridge Dr., Ballwin, MO 63011
Phone: 314-803-2503
Performance Fee Range: $250-$1000
Technical Requirements:

10x15 performing space, 8ft table, 2 chairs, electric outlet or extension cord near performing space, 1 hour minimum set up time.

Availability: Year-round
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Ryan Spearman's performances feature traditional American music and originals performed on guitar, banjo, fiddle, vocals. He is well-versed in many traditional instrumental styles and often incorporates informational and educational presentations into his musical performances. He also conducts demonstration-style performances featuring homemade instruments made from recycled materials.  The River Front Times named Ryan the 2011 Folk Musician of the Year. He is also the proud recipient of the 2012 Earth Dance Mission Award. Ryan is available to present on a variety of musical subjects; his diverse talents as performer, presenter, and educator can be easily tailored to suit your needs.

Contact Name: Ryan Spearman
Address:
3161 Michigan Ave Saint Louis, MO 63118
Phone: 636-359-2507
Performance Fee Range: $500-$2000
Technical Requirements:

1 Vocal Mic w/Boom (Shure SM58 or comparable quality)
1 Instrument Mic w/Boom (Shure SM57 or comparable quality)
1 Monitor Wedge

Availability: Year-round
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Playing all of your favorites from the last 6 decades, SoulRoot has become one of the most requested Top 40 cover bands in Missouri. We offer a huge library of live music, playing everything from Johnny Cash to Adelle to Journey, and everything in between. With over 100 years combined experience, and over 250 songs in our active play list, we literally play something for everyone. Our members have performed with numerous National Acts including Foghat, Dr. Hook, Blue Oyster Cult, Candlebox, 7 Mary 3, Montgomery Gentry, Great White, Marshall Tucker Band, Kentucky Headhunters, Hinder, Uncle Kracker and many more. Strong vocals with spot on 4 part harmonies, blazing guitar licks, and a rock solid rhythm section is what you should expect when booking SoulRoot. We bring professional sound and lighting and can accommodate any size venue.  

https://www.gigsalad.com/soulroot_jefferson_city

 

Contact Name: Mr Ron Schieferdecker
Address:
632 Callaway Dr, Holts Summit, MO 65043
Phone: (573) 694-1234
Performance Fee Range: $1500-$3000
Technical Requirements:

We are able to provide all of the equipment needed for just about any size venue. We only require a space of at least 20'x20' and a minimum of 2- 20 Amp Circuits.
Our set-up time ranges from 1.5 - 2.5 hours, depending on venue size.

Availability: Year round
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Motivating accounts of the Civil War, the inspiring true story of our national anthem & the remarkable military history of the funeral precession TAPS are just a few of the Living History programs Chris has to offer! Each & every Living History presentation is done in period clothing as the events and characters are vividly brought to life! Chris tells stories of folk tales & life lessons to children of all ages & immerses the audience by delivering compelling, first-hand accounts of every experience. Chris is a keynote speaker & inspirational teller who has worked for the Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri state parks, and the National Association of Interpretation. He has created some of the most influential workshops for educators and his engaging delivery as a public speaker continue to delight and captivate audiences of all ages.

Contact Name: Chris Sutton
Address:
2516 Reav-Tel Court, St. Louis 63125
Phone: 314-324-3451
Performance Fee Range: $345-$925
Technical Requirements:

Depending on the venue and audience a wireless mic may be needed.

Availability: Year-round
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