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Enjoy an evening of contemporary jazz, pop, and new music inspired by the bold, sweeping artworks on view in Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022: Returns, Revisions, Inventions. Presented in collaboration with Autumn Hill Records and the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences and curated by William Lenihan, Director of Jazz Performance in the Department of Music, the festival features compositions by the Dave Weckl, William Lenihan, Jay Oliver, Tom Kennedy QuartetBach to the Future; and Out of the Midst

Free and open to the public. 

Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy music outside on the plaza; performances also inside the galleries.

Chicken sandwiches (meat and veggie) by Chicken Out and beer and wine available for purchase at the Museum’s Coffee Bar.

Co-sponsored by Autumn Hill Records and the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences

Performance Schedule

5–9 pm  Out of the Midst (Ebsworth Gallery)

5–6 pm  Chloe Haynes (Jordan Plaza)
6–7:15 pm  Bach to the Future (Main Stage)
7:45–9 pm  Jay Oliver, William Lenihan, Tom Kennedy, Dave Weckl Quartet (Main Stage)


Chloe Haynes is a current senior at Washington University in St. Louis. For nearly fifteen years, Chloe has been studying classical guitar and voice. Starting with classical music at the age of seven, she has sung with local opera companies Winter Opera St. Louis and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. In addition to her background in classical music, she has also performed in other genres including, jazz, musical theatre, rock, and pop. At WashU, she is in the classical guitar and jazz combo programs. She is graduating in 2023 with a Bachelor of Science in computer science and is also minoring in music to pursue her passion of guitar and voice alongside her other studies.

Jay Oliver, a jazz pianist first and foremost who toured at a young age with the great Maynard Ferguson, made his mark in the music industry recording with icons Bonnie Raitt, The Eagles, producer great Jay Graydon, Sheryl Crow, and numerous other producers and artists in the studio scene of Los Angeles. As keyboardist, producer, and engineer, his first collaborations with Dave Weckl included the legendary recording Master Plan, followed by Hard Wired, and Rhythm of the Soul. Oliver remains an in-demand studio musician, producing in the newly revived Studio 88.

William Lenihan, guitarist, composer, has performed with legendary bassist Ron Carter, Bob Brookmeyer, pianist great Marc Copland, Michael Brecker, and numerous other iconic musicians in the jazz world over decades. In classical music, William concertizes on the classical guitar and mandolin, performing with major symphony, opera, and ballet orchestras in Europe and USA. As a studio and theatre guitarist, he recorded numerous film dates in Los Angeles and performed with luminaries from the golden age of film, the Broadway stage, and pop music including Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters, and countless others. He remains active on the European festival circuit with new creative efforts of quartet recordings with Marc Copland and bassist great Tony Grey.

Tom Kennedy is a major touring and studio musician known throughout the world as one of the great acoustic and electric bassists of jazz. By his late teens, he had already performed with numerous icons such as Freddie Hubbard, Nat Adderly, Sonny Stitt, and George Russell. In the contemporary scene Tom has performed and recorded with Mike Stern, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Michael Brecker, and many, many others. Kennedy’s virtuosic playing is heard on over 200 recordings, with five solo recordings in release.

Dave Weckl, known as one of the world’s greatest, most innovative, and virtuosic drummers, has performed and recorded for decades with the Chick Corea Akoustic Band and Corea’s Elektric Band. His early days as a studio musician saw him on record dates with George Benson, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Madonna, and the historic reunion tour of Simon and Garfunkel. The consummate musician, his collaborators include Steve Gadd, Michel Camillo, Anthony Jackson, Michael Brecker, Mike Stern, Makoto Ozone, and numerous others in the contemporary jazz world. Weckl set the stage in his generation for a level of virtuosity and expression that continues to inspire drummers throughout the world.

Bach to the Future
Reimagining the classics—music of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart—performed in exciting new ways through the lens of modern jazz, progressive rock, African and Latin rhythms. Bach to the Future brings an entertaining, whimsical approach to music of the European classical music repertoire, performed on some of the most interesting cutting-edge instruments, including the Drum-itar, the 6-string electric violin, and various synthesizers and keyboards. The performers Rob SilvermanZendrum Drumitar, and Michael Silverman, have collaborated with Eric Marienthal, Simon Phillips, Jeff Lorber, and numerous others on Autumn Hill Records. The band also includes Tracy Silverman and Matt Bollinger.

Out of the Midst
Out of the Midst is an electro-acoustic project of Tony Grey and William Lenihan, performing compositions and improvisations with live electronics. Tony Grey is best known for his 6-string electric bass technique, as well as being a long-time member of pianist Hiromi's trio. Grey has performed and recorded with a wide range of world class musicians, such as Hiromi, John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dennis Chambers, Bill Evans, Zakier Hussain, Gary Husband, Mike Stern, Shaggy, Ice-T, and many others.