The recent news that Jazz St. Louis is studying ways to expand or perhaps even replace the Bistro at Grand Center as its primary performance venue portends change, presumably for the better, for local jazz fans. For now, though, St. Louisans can be satisfied that the current version of Jazz at the Bistro already is considered one of the top jazz clubs in the country, as well as the best in town. The Bistro attracts top touring acts, books a careful yet reasonably diverse selection of local musicians and bands, and presents both in an atmosphere that's focused on music and encourages attentive listening. Jazz fans everywhere should have it so good.
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