Hard Bop Messengers’ latest creative project focuses on jazz interpretations of the Grateful Dead.
John Covelli, a 38-year veteran of the St. Louis music scene, leads his Messengers into new territory at this special Blue Strawberry engagement. The group recently shared a preview of this new creative endeavor with audiences at their “Live at The Last Hotel” performances in St. Louis and Chicago. A medley of “New Speedway Boogie” with an improvised segue into “Cumberland Blues” was a big hit with listeners and left the crowd asking for more.
For this Blue Strawberry exclusive, expect some re-imagined arrangements of classic Grateful Dead songs delivered by top notch St. Louis musicians with a hard bop flare. This show will be sure to delight Dead fans as well as jazz aficionados.