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Now Live Streaming the Best in St. Louis Jazz

As a proud part of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, we believe our artists, communities, and cultural experiences represent the heart and soul of our city—and we are committed to providing the opportunities and resources necessary for the arts to thrive, now and in the future. We’re excited to announce our newest opportunity for artists and patrons alike – Live-streaming from The Dark Room.

The Dark Room at The Grandel features free live jazz 7 days a week. And now, you can enjoy them all from anywhere in the world! Experience the best in St. Louis Jazz live-streamed from our facebook page, or viewed on our new YouTube channel. Visit our website at to view each days musical act and scheduled time.

And if you’re in St. Louis, don’t forget to book your reservations and help us support these amazing artists. Make your reservation with us by phone at 314-776-9550 or online at


Weekly Specials July 16-22, 2018

Shared Plate –  Roasted Corn Guacamole

Freshkie Farms roasted sweet bi-colored corn. Haas avocado. Cilantro. Serrano peppers. Red onion. Lime. Tortilla chips

Entre – Duck and Noodles

Duck confit. Handmade pasta. Spring onions. Grana Padano. Crispy duck skin. Soup or salad.

Dessert –  Blackberry Tart

Freshkie Farms blackberries. Honey. Toasted almonds. Smoked salt. Mascarpone ice cream

Ben Kaplan on his intriguing new project (and his Dark Room gig this weekend)

By way of introduction, artist and musician Benjamin Kaplan shot us a line about an intriguing gig coming up at the Dark Room this weekend, featuring a handful of St. Louis’ finest session players:

“I wanted to tip you off to a new project I am in the midst of called ‘Hasty Drinks the Tiger’s Heart.’ It’s a free jazz collaboration between myself and multi-instrumentalist Rick Deja, he on sax, flute, and melodica, me on electronics. Our debut release is entitled La suprématie de l’amour, is an homage to and remix of A Love Supreme.

St. Louis Magazine

The Dark Room introduces ‘The Tuesday Night Hit’ to the weekly entertainment schedule

The Dark Room introduces The Tuesday Night Hit hosted by Montez Coleman & Eric Slaughter every Tuesday evening from 7pm-10pm.

Where the players play. If you enjoyed Montez’s jam sessions at Herbie’s, you don’t want to miss this one. The Dark Room doors open at 4pm and don’t close until 11pm. Come enjoy an evening of good vibes, selections from our Late Night food menu, a craft cocktail or artisanal wine, and the latest exhibit on our gallery walls.

Photo exhibit goes behind the scenes at Chuck Berry LouFest tribute

Fans of the late Chuck Berry heard his hits once again at a tribute show Sept. 9 at LouFest. Huey Lewis, Captain Kirk Douglas of the Roots, Britt Daniel and Adam Fishel of Spoon, Cory Henry, Valerie June, Chris Chew, and St. Louis players Pokey LaFarge, Eric Krasno, Mike Aguirre, David Grelle and Charles Berry Jr. honored the music pioneer at the festival’s “Hail! Hail! Chuck Berry!” concert in Forest Park.