Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with St. Louis-based Jazz Trombonist & Bandleader John Covelli of The Hard Bop Messengers .. He opened up about their 2022 “Live At The Last Hotel” on a jazz album that literally tells a story. It was born from a residency at the REAL Last Hotel in downtown St. Louis. Each song paints a picture with bounce and bustle that takes the listener to a place and time that somehow feels both nostalgic and modern. John has played in dozens of bands over the years and learned just as many styles. His compositions are infused with such influences, including Latin, funk, chamber-classical, soul, blues and rock, and he hopes the result will have the audience tapping toes and bobbing heads along with every tune... Dig this story ..
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