Mo Egeston Music

Mo Egeston Music- Jessica Butler 8/20; Mo E All-Stars 8/21

 

Greetings,
Here’s the latest from Mo Egeston Music. Summer has been busy with special projects including another successful concert in Lawton, OK to benefit the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra and completion of the music portion of documentary filmmaker Denise Ward-Brown’s Higher Ground: Honoring Washington Park Cemetery, Its People and Place. 

I was honored to supervise the music and accompany some of the artists including soloist Nya Parker Brown (Brooklyn) and a super group of area greats led by my good friend CocoSoul which included Anita Jackson, Adrienne Felton and C Jay Conrod. The performance portion of the video will also feature the legendary Zella Jackson Price and the Men’s Choir from Good Samaritan Methodist Church. See the end of the update for more info about the video and the exhibit.

This summer also saw the launch of my new night at the Dark Room- Late Night Grooves. Late Night Grooves features a blend of modern soul, improvisation and beats featuring duo & trio collaborations with a variety of vocalists, instrumentalists and beat producers. I’ll be teaming up with members of Mo E All-Stars (Jingo, Snoopy and Grover) CocoSoul, Jessica Butler and many more artists from the jazz, soul and electronic community. 

This week on Saturday August 20 I’ll be joined at the Dark Room by vocalist Jessica Butler. We’ll be on stage between 10:15 and 10:30 and will do two sets of soul, nujazz, groove and electropop. The kitchen is open late and there is never a cover. Dark Room residents appear courtesy of the Kranzberg Foundation.



And this Sunday August 21 Mo E All-Stars take the stage at the St. Louis World’s Fare Festival. We’ll be part of the Dark Room feature on the main stage:
Stl Jazz @ The Fare Presented by the Dark Room

  • 2pm - 3pm Kasimu Taylor Trio 
  • 3:15pm - 4:15 Mo E All-Stars 
  • 4:30pm - 5:30 Jesse Gannon Trio 
  • 5:45pm – 7 Ptah Williams Trio 

Up Next:  August 27- Late Night Grooves with Jingo & Snoopy. 


Thanks for supporting Live Music! (info on the documentary below)
Maurice “Mo” Egeston
moegeston.com 
Mo Egeston Piano Studio


The multi-media exhibition and related public education programs for Higher Ground: Honoring Washington Park Cemetery, Its People and Place is to be shown in the Gallery of Photography and adjoining Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture of the Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, Missouri from March 3 to August 5, 2017. The exhibition, “Higher Ground: Honoring Washington Park Cemetery, Its People and Place” will include 50 fine art landscape photographs, some framed to 20 x 24 inches, as well as some larger 30 x 40 inch prints made by Jennifer Colten; video and oral histories by Denise Ward Brown to be shown on 3 monitors throughout the exhibition, sound recordings heard on speakers; historical land documentation, maps, didactic historical narrative text panels, historical artifacts and a complementary art installation by community activist and artist Dail Chambers, which together will provide both a poetic and didactic overview of the history and issues surrounding this predominantly African-American cemetery. 

Auxiliary public education programs for Higher Ground include a public forum panel discussion featuring project artists, exhibition catalogue essayists and humanities scholars; as well as a gospel choir concert; and gallery talks by artists and essayists on the project. The exhibition takes its title inspiration from Stevie Wonder’s 1973 song “Higher Ground,” which expresses resilience and perseverance. 

 

Mo Egeston Music Update- Late Night Grooves Tonight!

 

Greetings, 
After a really fun run of Solo Piano Fridays my Dark Room residency is moving a different direction. Starting tonight I'll be at the keyboards along with my beats rig for....
Late Night Grooves: A blend of modern soul, improvisation and beats featuring duo & trio collaborations with a variety of vocalists, instrumentalists and beat producers.  
10P most Saturdays.  No cover- incredible new menu and as always a top flight wine and cocktail list.  Most Saturdays there will also be an early set of music starting at 7:30.
Tonight (6/25) I'll be joined by Mo E All-Stars Eric "Snoopy" Tyler and Duane "Jingo" Williams.  
See Mo Egeston Music on Facebook or moegeston.com for more info.

Mo Egeston Music Update- Kranzberg 4/17. Another New Video!

 

Greetings, 
Here’s the latest from Mo Egeston Music and Mo Egeston Piano Studio

Well we’ve put in the work…time to do this thing!  This Sunday I’m very excited to get the crew back together for another concert. We’ll be doing 2 sets featuring original music from the Mo Egeston repertoire as well as works written by CocoSoul and Mario Pascal.  We’ll also feature Coco, Mario and drummer Grover Stewart on vocals performing reworks/remixes of music by Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Raul Midon, Herbie Hancock, Fertile Ground and more. 

Sunday April 17- Mo Egeston All-Stars "What is Progressive Soul?" featuring CocoSoul and Mario Pascal. 
Mo E All-Stars & Friends April 17 @ Kranzberg Arts

Kranzberg Arts Center 6P. 
$10 All Ages 
Facebook Event
Ticket Link

Our friends from Media Outlaws are doing a cool video series where they capture regional artists in a casual loft studio setting and create videos from the session. The series is called the Loft Sessions and Mo E All-Stars were recently featured.  It was especially fun since we filmed on the first floor of my residence! Last week I sent the clip “the ME’s”.  The following week they released “See Only Me”.  Both clips feature the All-Stars in our original 3 piece setting. 
The ME’s- Mo E All-Stars (3) @ Loft Sessions

See Only Me- Mo E All-Stars (3) @ Loft Sessions.

Solo Piano Fridays continue at the Dark Room weekly.  I play a mix of originals, jazz and soul, solo piano style. Start time hovers between 6 and 6:30 depending on Grand Center’s show traffic. The Dark Room is located between the Fox and Powell Hall. No cover. 
Mo Egeston Pianist- Fridays @the Dark Room

On the Academic Side:

Mo Egeston Piano Studio currently has 1 opening at Teipen Performing Arts and 1 opening at the Downtown West studio. Please see the website or email me with any questions. 

Tuesday April 19- Studio Recital featuring students of Twinda Murry and Mo Egeston. 
Steinway Piano Gallery 7P 

May 2- McKendree University Vocal Jazz Choir with Mo E 3.

May 15- Studio Recital- Teipen Performing Arts
Elliot Chapel.  2:30 (Mo Egeston’s students) 4 & 5:30 (accompanying Teipen students)

Coming Soon:
Saturday June 18- Mo Egeston w/Mo E All-Stars in Lawton, OK 
We had a blast last year in Lawton, OK so we'll be heading back for another Philharmonic Fundraiser. This time we'll be supporting an emerging local vocalist. Details will be posted as they become available. 
 
More Info? Mo EgestonMo E All-Stars and Mo Egeston Piano Studio on Facebook. 
Follow Mo E on other networks @moegeston
www.moegeston.com 


Thanks for supporting live music! 
Maurice "Mo" Egeston 

 

Mo Egeston Music Update- Kranzberg 4/17. New Video!

 

Greetings, 
Here’s the latest from Mo Egeston Music and Mo Egeston Piano Studio


Our friends from Media Outlaws are doing a cool video series where they capture regional artists in a casual loft studio setting and create videos from the session. The series is called the Loft Sessions and Mo E All-Stars are the latest featured band. It was especially fun since we filmed on the first floor of my residence! Follow the clip below for some sounds of the All-Stars in our original 3 piece setting. 
Mo E All-Stars @ Loft Sessions


Sunday April 17- Mo Egeston All-Stars "What is Progressive Soul?" featuring CocoSoul and Mario Pascal. 



Very excited to get the crew back together for another concert. We’ll be doing 2 sets featuring original music by Mo Egeston, CocoSoul and Mario Pascal and reworks/remixes of music by Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Raul Midon, Lanu, Herbie Hancock, Fertile Ground and more. 


Kranzberg Arts Center 6P. 
$10 All Ages 


Tuesday April 19- Studio Recital featuring students of Twinda Murry and Mo Egeston. 
Steinway Piano Gallery 7P 

May 15- Studio Recital- Teipen Performing Arts
Elliot Chapel.  Time TBD.

  
Saturday June 18- Mo Egeston w/Mo E All-Stars in Lawton, OK 
We had a blast last year in Lawton, OK so we'll be heading back for another Philharmonic Fundraiser. This time we'll be supporting an emerging local vocalist. Details will be posted as they become available. 

  
Solo Piano Fridays continue at the Dark Room weekly. 

I play a mix of originals, jazz and soul, solo piano style. Start time hovers between 6 and 6:30 depending on Grand Center’s show traffic. The Dark Room is located between the Fox and Powell Hall. No cover. 


Mo Egeston Piano Studio currently has 1 opening at Teipen Performing Arts and 1 opening at the Downtown West studio. Please see the website or email me with any questions. 


More Info? Mo EgestonMo E All-Stars and Mo Egeston Piano Studio on Facebook. 
Follow Mo E on other networks @moegeston
www.moegeston.com 


Thanks for supporting live music! 
Maurice "Mo" Egeston 

 

Mo Egeston Music Update- In the Midst of Loving (Live)

 

Greetings, 

Here’s the latest from Mo Egeston Music including Saturday’s show at Centene Center for the Arts with author, poet and activist Cheeraz Gormon. 
Follow this link for Kevin Johnson’s article. Article on STLtoday.com
 
Saturday March 12- In the Midst of Loving (Live) 

Official Blurb below 
In The Midst of Loving (Live): One-year anniversary book release concert and apexart International Fellowship fundraiser 
On Saturday, March 12, Cheeraz Gormon will present In the Midst of Loving Live, a reading of 16 of the works featured in her book with a live band comprised of some of the best talent in the city of St. Louis. She says, "We will explore music that has inspired me as an artist and writer, and is meant to provide the audience with a different experience with my poetry." 
The experience includes Maurice "Mo" Egeston as musical director. Egeston is a leader in the St. Louis jazz and soul scene as both a pianist and conductor. For In the Midst of Loving Live, he will be leading percussionist Duane "Jingo" Williams and drummer Grover Stewart, Jr. (Mo E All-Stars), vocalist, keyboardist Sunyatta McDermott (CaveofwordS), multitalented musician Syrhea Conway, blues guitarist Mat Wilson (JGravity Strings), and bassist Eric "Snoopy" Tyler. 
Tickets available at: Vintage Vinyl in the Delmar Loop and Left Bank Books in the Central West End, and at the door the night of the show 
Friday March 25- We're Turning 2 Let's Party! 

The Dark Room's Two Year Anniversary with music by Friday residents: 

Mo Egeston (with Mo E All-Stars for this special event.) 7P 
Jesse Gannon Truth 9:30P 
Free admission with food or drink purchase. 
 
Sunday April 17- Mo Egeston All-Stars "What is Progressive Soul?" featuring CocoSoul and Mario Pascal. 

Getting the crew back together for a concert style event featuring original music by Mo Egeston, CocoSoul and Mario Pascal and reworks/remixes of music by Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Raul Midon, Lanu, Herbie Hancock, Fertile Ground and more.
Kranzberg Arts Center 6P. 
$10 All Ages
Tuesday April 19- Studio recital featuring students of Twinda Murry and Mo Egeston. 
Steinway Piano Gallery 7P 
Saturday June 18- Mo Egeston w/Mo E All-Stars in Lawton, OK 
Very excited to be returning to Lawton, OK for another Philharmonic Fundraiser. This time we'll be supporting an emerging local vocalist. Details will be posted as they become available. 
More Info? Mo EgestonMo E All-Stars and Mo Egeston Piano Studio on Facebook. 
Follow Mo E on other networks @moegeston. 
Thanks for supporting live music! 
Maurice "Mo" Egeston 

Mo Egeston Music Update- Dark Room Weekend!

 

 

 
 
 
 
Greetings,
Spring 2016 will be a busy one in Mo Egeston Music land. The weekly Solo Piano Fridays continue at the Dark Room from 6-8.  Here's the scoop on some additional events. We hope to see you at a show!
Saturday February 20- Dark Room Grooves: Mo E All-Stars and The DJ Jmo.  7:30P
Mo E All-Stars will play two sets of Mo Egeston originals, reimagined instrumental soul, nu jazz, house music, drum and bass and more.  The live sets will be followed by The DJ Jmo of the Soulition. Be sure to come early so you don't miss the live show!  Jmo will be on by 10P
Free admission with food or drink purchase.
The Dark Room 615 N. Grand
63103
 
Saturday March 12- In the Midst of Loving (Live)

A live interpretation of writings from poet and activist Cheeraz Gormon's book In the Midst of Loving. Musical foundation provided by an eclectic all-star crew of St. Louis musicians.  Details and ticket info will be posted soon.
Centene Center For The Arts
Friday March 25- We're Turning 2 Let's Party! 
The Dark Room's Two Year Anniversary with music by Friday residents:
Mo Egeston (with Mo E All-Stars for this special event.) 7P
Jesse Gannon Truth 9:30P
Free admission with food or drink purchase.

Sunday April 17- Mo Egeston All-Stars "What is Progressive Soul?" featuring CocoSoul and Mario Pascal.
Getting the crew back together for a concert style event featuring original soul, nu jazz and groove.
Kranzberg Arts Center 6P.  
Saturday June 18- Mo Egeston w/Mo E All-Stars in Lawton, OK
Very excited to be returning to Lawton, OK for another Philharmonic Fundraiser. This time we'll be supporting an emerging local  vocalist.   Details will be posted as they become available.
More Info?
Follow Mo E on other networks @moegeston.
Thanks for supporting live music!
Maurice "Mo" Egeston

Science Won Remixes

 

Last night we had a listening party with the artists and friends that helped make 'Science Won Remix' happen.  After releasing 'Science Won' in April we reached out to our favorite experimental, hip-hop, house, and electro producers and in some cases matched them up with some of our favorite lyricists and vocalists.  We mainly looked to our local community, but also reached out to some old friends in other parts of the country.

Here it is...play it loud in your car...try it with headphones...we love it! http://brotherslazaroff.bandcamp.com/
Here's a video of the title track shot and directed by Jarred Gastreich video of DJ Needles (Nodzilla) remix of the title cut…and Thelonius Kryptonite's verses…with Brothers Lazaroff's Teddy Brookins as the protagonist. A rare peek into the laboratories of Brothers Laz and DJ Needles as Nodzilla.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cMHJebfgMmo
We'll be doing this tune and others from the remix with guests artists Thelonius Kryptonite and Mathias & Capo at the Hanukkah Hullabaloo at Off Broadway on Saturday, December 8th…so keep that date in mind.   
Hope you enjoy the remix!
http://www.brotherslazaroff.com/

Elizabeth McQueen and Brothers Lazaroff Kickstarter

 

 

Elizabeth McQueen and Brothers Lazaroff want to make an EP together, and they'd like you to be a part of it.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1934673818/elizabeth-mcqueen-meet-brothers-lazaroff

Elizabeth McQueen and Brothers Lazaroff have been playing music together for so long that we've become as close as family. Now, we'd like you to become part of that family. We'd like to invite you to join us as we embark on a new project. Laugh with us as we make mistakes.  See how the studio process works. Watch us as we make decisions not just about the music, but about the visual and video aspects of the project.  Explore with us as we navigate making music together while living 800 miles apart.

In 2008, Elizabeth put out "The Laziest Girl in Town." In January 2012, Brothers Lazaroff remixed two songs, just to see how it went.

It went really well.

So well in fact that we want to finish the project. Our goal is to make a 5 song EP, although if we exceed our funding goal we'd love to do more songs.  The dollar amount we've put together covers the recording, mixing, and mastering costs for the project. It also covers the production costs for CD and Vinyl copies, as well as promotional costs for the project.

Though we call these remixes, they're actually more like reworkings of the songs.  We take the original tracks and build upon them, often rewriting and re-recording a large part of the instrumentation. It's a pretty involved process, but one that has produced work we're all incredibly proud of.  You can here the first two songs we recorded here:

http://laziestremix.bandcamp.com

But we want more than just your help in paying for the costs of the project.  The seismic shifts of the digital age have changed the mandate for musicians. It's no longer about us creating in secret, and then releasing our work for the sole purpose of selling it.  Now we can involve anyone who wants to be in the creative process. We can give you insight into the collaboration involved in pre-production and the sometimes nerve wracking always rewarding recording process through video updates and blog posts. You can watch as we discover the depth and breath of how we want the record to sound and look.  We'll even let you know how we're navigating this Kickstarter campaign, which is new for all of us.  We get to communicate directly to you which means we get to create a community around a project, rather than just trying to generate a buzz. 

Plus you get the music and, depending on what level you choose to pledge at, a customized  voicemail greeting and/or limited edition T-shirts and/or limited edition screen print posters. Maybe even a house concert! 

It's exciting. And we can't wait to get started!

We hope you'll join us and hope you'll celebrate the fact that now we can do more with music than we ever could before.

Let's make something together.

Mo Egeston Music Update- March 29

 

Greetings, 

Hard to believe we're at the end of the month again but that means the Mo E All-Stars will be taking the stage at Lola which is always a good thing.  This Saturday March 31 we'll be on at 9 PM opening up for a diverse bill of artists that includes Hawthorne Headhunters, Def Sound and the headliner J*Davey.   

Check out Lola's website for more info. welovelola.com

The week got off to a great start with the Mo E All-Stars 3 at the Delmar Lounge. The Delmar is changing some things around which means we got to stretch out and play the late set. Drummer Grover Stewart and percussionist Duane Williams killed it!  Unfortunately due to scheduling conflicts it looks like we won't be doing an April show.  But we'll definitely be back in May with our own special blend of House, Soul, Latin and Nu Jazz.  

Here's a clip or click the link if you get this in an email.  Many thanks to everyone who came out and supported the All-Stars groove.

Switching hats for a minute

Mo E's Music Updates- March 22

 

Greetings, here's what's happening this week in my musical world.

This Friday March 23 I'll be performing at the Delmar Lounge with the trio version of Mo E All-Stars.  I'm joined by Grover Stewart Jr. on drums (& vocals) and Duane "Jingo" Williams(@jingoloba) on percussion.  We usually are on the 3rd Saturday but we moved the date due to South By Southwest.  

The All-Stars sound features the traditional elements of DJ driven dance music as interpreted by a live ensemble. We play original Mo E material and arrangements of artists such as Bugz in the Attic, Herbie Hancock, Wookie, Santana, Stevie Wonder, Moloko, Jazzanova and Fertile Ground. Basically stuff that we love to play.  Showtime is 9 PM.  Join us won't you?

Mo Egeston Music Updates- March 8

 

Greetings!

Its been a while since I've done an email update but I'm going to get back to it this year.   Facebook and Twitter have a way of sucking you in....

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