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Open Air, a concert series presented by Kranzberg Arts Foundation and Jazz St. Louis, is a tented, dinner experience that takes place outside The Grandel in Grand Center Arts District, on Friday and Saturday nights, starting Aug. 7.
Friday, Aug. 7 || Be.Be & the NeoSouls 
Saturday, Aug. 8 || Brady Lewis Quartet 
  Limited seating. Reservations required. Click here for more info. 


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How we’re responding to COVID-19

To our guests, Like you, we’re monitoring COVID-19 as it continues to develop. To help keep you updated on our response we’ve created a page on the Kranzberg Arts Foundation website that will be updated with all of the latest information on our policies, closures, and cancellations. Our number one priority is the health and […]

BLStet – 1/3/19

Performance Date: 1/3/19 Artist: BLStet Song(s): “Detitled”, “Green Finch”, “Milestones” Full lineup: Brady Lewis – Trumpet Kendrick Smith – Alto Saxophone Jawwad Spann – Tenor Saxophone Jesse Gannon – Piano Bernard Terry – Bass Dhoruba Shakur – Drums Trumpeter Brady Lewis made his debut at the Dark Room with a band that featured some of the […]

Anita Jackson – 3/8/19

Performance Date: 3/8/19 Artist: Anita Jackson Song(s): “Brick House”, “Proud Mary”, “At Last” Full lineup: Joshua Krump – drums Teddy Brookins – bass Darius Savage – piano Anita Jackson – vocals Whenever Anita Jackson takes the stage, there are bound to be some surprises… Her Dark Room performances tend to bring in some of St. […]

Kim Fuller & Tom Byrne – 9/2/18

Performance Date: 9/2/18 Artist: Kim Fuller & Tom Byrne Song: “Dock of the Bay”   One thing I love about Dark Room performances is hearing all the different influences that go into each artist’s personality. Jazz overlaps with other musical styles on a regular basis, and the individual voice of each artist determines what kinds […]

The Unity Quartet – 11/29/18

Performance Date: 11/29/18 Artist: The Unity Quartet Song(s): “Sandu”,  “Bernie’s Tune”  Full lineup: Ben Reece – Tenor Saxophone Austin Cebulske – Tenor Saxophone Ryan Marquez – Organ Demarius Hicks – Drums One of the most consistently strong groups that has played The Dark Room is the Unity Quartet. The unique instrumentation is enough to perk […]

Weekly Specials

Weekly Specials  Garlic Knots $9 Served with. pimento cheese dip Smoked Trout Dip $10 Hickory smoked rainbow trout mixed with cream cheese, old bay seasoning, and green onions. Served with crostini. Spaghetti & Meatballs $18

Owen Ragland Quartet – 8/17/18

Performance Date: 8/17/18 Artist: Owen Ragland Quartet Song(s): “Afro Blue”, “Someday My Prince Will Come”, “Let You Go”  Full lineup: Khamali Cuffie-Moore – Trumpet Tilton Yokley – Bass Owen Ragland – Piano & Keyboards Keith Bowman – Drums A night with Owen Ragland and crew is guaranteed to be chock full of chilled-out grooves that have […]

Kasimu-tet – 8/8/18

Performance Date: 8/8/18 Artist: Kasimu-tet  Song(s): “Maiden Voyage”, “The Sidewinder”, “Caravan” Full lineup: Kasimu Taylor – Trumpet Ben Wheeler – Bass Jesse Gannon – Piano Demarius Hicks – Drums The Kasimu-tet has been a mainstay at The Dark Room since its inception in 2014. As part of the weekly Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl in Grand […]

Chrissy Renick – 12/15/18

Performance Date: 12/15/18 Artist: Chrissy Renick Song(s): “Nardis”, “Valerie” Full lineup: Andrew Stephen – Keyboards Jake Stergos – Bass Tim Moore – Drums Brady Lewis – Trumpet Chrissy Renick – Vocals Chrissy Renick has recently proven her formidable talents as a featured vocalist during Mo Egeston’s ‘Late Night Grooves’ sets on Saturday nights. One night […]

Ptah Williams Trio – 9/7/18

Performance Date: 9/7/18 Artist: Ptah Williams Trio Song(s): “Mandela City”, “Tones for Joan’s Bones” Full lineup: Ptah Williams – Piano Darrell Mixon – Bass Gary Sykes – Drums Jazz is all about interplay and even intuition. Players have to anticipate their bandmates’ every move. And of course, the longer the band has been playing together, […]

Mo E featuring Snoopy, Jingo, and Dhoruba – 9/1/18

Performance Date: 9/1/18 Artist: Mo E featuring Snoopy, Jingo, and Dhoruba Song: “Butterfly”/”Everybody Loves the Sunshine” Full lineup: Eric “Snoopy” Tyler – Bass Duane “Jingo” Williams – Percussion Dhoruba Shakur – Drums Mo Egeston – Piano/Keyboards Even though I came into my job as a reasonably knowledgeable fan of Herbie Hancock’s work, for some reason […]

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