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Winery Season!

It’s a February evening here in 2017, and sure the weather is crazy warm (70?), but I assure you I’d still be thinking about St. Louis Wineries anyway. This is the time of the year when we start booking wineries and general fun summer outdoor gigs (like one of our favorites, Eckert‘s). We’re a swingin’ […]

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Holiday Corporate Party Perfection

Last season the Kevin Mitchell 4 played a really fun swanky corporate bash at the Central Table Restaurant.

It’s end of August and it’s hot here in St. Louis, but thinking cool thoughts because we just booked our first holiday party. This will be our ninth year out of ten (one year we were already booked) to play the swanky affair for Slagle Financial across the river there in Edwardsville, Ill.  Every year […]

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Five Tips to Find The Right Band for Your Holiday Party

A great classy fun jazz band - just what your corporate holiday party needs?

It’s an unusually cool August week in St. Louis, so that must have people thinking about Corporate Christmas parties because The Kevin Mitchell 4 is suddenly getting a lot queries to play in December. In my 10+ years as a professional musician, a pattern has been apparent in the selecting of bands to play the […]

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Corporate Party — Setting the Tone

Last week for a fourth time a food management company hired us to play their annual party up in St. Charles. They bring their employees from the region in, have them go to some workshops, and later, there’s a nice dinner and some awards are presented.  In the middle of that they like the Kevin […]

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Weddings Makes for Friends

KM4 at Brewery

Setting up for one of three gigs this summer at the Biergarten at the Anheuser-Busch brewery, I got the biggest thrill: I looked up and there greeting me with big smiles was Ajay and Elizabeth.  We had the honor of being part of their immensely special wedding last year, and while then they lived out […]

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Keeping it Fresh

first dance stock

The late winter is a good time for the band.  We have some nice weddings typically, but we also have a bit of space in the schedule.  And that means it’s time to add some new tunes to the set list! Now we actually learn songs all through the year — in fact, we always […]

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Never Too Late …

… to add a great St. Louis jazz band to your event! We got a typical query the other day for a wedding — but it could have just as easily been for a 50th Anniversary or a 70th Birthday party. What as “typical” [for us!] was that it was “short notice.”  Someone asked us […]

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Your Company Holiday Party

We had the pleasure of doing two Holiday Parties on these past back-to-back Fridays, and they both went really well.  One was for a law firm, and another for a local manufacturing company.  One was at the Sheraton in Clayton and one was in a small Italian restaurant on the hill. Both were a great […]

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Ukulele Lady

Snowman

On this cold “spring” day, my two boys had a snow day and we built this snow man … or maybe it was a snow woman? See my grandma, Thelma Cowee, was a ukulele lady.  In her youth she played in speakeasy.  As a senior citizen, she played in variety shows she directed and starred […]

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Summer is Near!

Kev Barb and Steve at New Town

… or so it seems!  While Jan/Feb tends to be quiet for bands, it’s actually hopping with activity making plans for spring/summer/fall public events.  The KM4 is talking to wineries, local communities having fun public events, and those planning their festivals.  This is all in addition to booking great local bars.  Keep your eyes soon […]

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