The premise is promising: a jazz club in Webster Groves, in the pocket for sophisticated tastes in the suburbs. Patrons will discover that Robert and Dorothy Edwards' venue is still seeking a regular audience, with plenty of room for pros and novices to share a stage. While weekends may feature regional or national acts, typical Tuesday night jam sessions see seasoned musicians and students of all ages taking cues from each other, improvising a community in piano riffs and jumping bass lines.
Jazz music has a history of drummers who have made their mark at a young age. In the 1960s, the late Tony Williams was barely old enough to qualify for a driver's license when he was hired to join Mil... More »