For jazz fans, the past month was likely one big celebration of their favorite musical genre. April is - or I should say was - the month for jazz appreciation across the United States. Jazz Appreciation Month has officially been around for thirteen years and there's no sign of it going away any time soon.
It is a celebration of a music style that is purely and uniquely American, born from the nightclubs and bars of the cities and ended up making the twenties so iconic in sound. We wouldn't have such classic works of literature like those of F. Scott Fitzgerald without the Jazz Age and the culture that came from jazz music.
But though it may be the month of May, and Jazz Appreciation Month may be over, it doesn't mean you have to wait until next year to fully celebrate this style of music. If you live in Saint Louis, it's easy to see that the spirit of jazz is alive and well in the city. There are several ways to stay local and love jazz, if you know where to look.