As part of the 2018 Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival, we're honored to host The Hermon Mehari Quartet. He'll be backed by local players Ken Kehner, Bob DeBoo, and Montez Coleman.
The show is free, but be sure to book your reservation at http://www.thedarkroomstl.com/reservations/. Please note that reservation at The Dark Room requires a food or beverage purchase.
Hermon Mehari’s anticipated debut album as a leader, “Bleu”, marks a new era in his career. The music covers both the ground of his contemporaries and his own original music in such a way to illustrate his current musical path. “Bleu” includes ECM recording artist Aaron Parks on piano, Blue Note recording artist Logan Richardson on alto saxophone, Peter Schlamb on vibraphone, Ryan J. Lee on drums and Rick Rosato on bass. Mehari was the recent winner of the 2015 Carmine Caruso International Trumpet Competition and a semifinalist in the 2014 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. In 2014 he released the CD "Our Journey" with Diverse, his second with the group. Mehari maintains a touring schedule around the world with his own group and as a sideman.