Join us for this musical fundraiser for beloved musical director and keyboardist Brock Walker, who was hospitalized for a serious surgical procedure this fall, and has now begun his extended recuperation process at home.

Mistress of ceremonies Edie B. Anderson welcomes guest performers Mystic Voyage, J-Robb Band, Tasha B., Adrianne Felton-King, Karl Holmes, Theo Peoples, and the Brock Walker Band featuring the music of Earth, Wind & Fire, and more!

Those who aren’t able to attend can still contribute through:
Cash App: $Slyfaux, or e-mail dysonconsulting@aol.com for further information.

 

  • Beginning September 2, 2021, anyone aged 12 or older, attending a ticketed event at The Sheldon, will be asked to show proof of full vaccination* OR a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before time of entry into the event. Patrons should be prepared to show their vaccination card, or proof of negative COVID test, or a photo of their vaccination card or test results on their mobile devices, before entering The Sheldon. Self-administered tests will not be accepted.
  • The Sheldon will also maintain a flexible ticket exchange policy throughout the season to accommodate any health and safety-related concerns.

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Edie Anderson (aka) Your Lady Edie Bee has been preeminent in the field of jazz and R&B in St. Louis for years as one of its most popular hosts and promoters. She has taken the lead in jazz appreciation and presentation in various positions with leading St. Louis Radio stations, hosting her own shows showcasing the best in jazz.

After years off air “Your Lady Edie B.”  is once again host of her own straight-ahead jazz show R.S.V.P (Rare Songs, Very Personal), aired live each Sunday from 10 p.m. through midnight on 88.1 KDHX FM (kdhx.org) in St. Louis MO. She has also added “Author/Playwright” to her resume with the writing of her first stage play, “Jazz in My Soul/a Marvin Gaye Fantasy”(now in book form). Bringing jazz and community together has always been Edie’s goal, she is now CEO of JIMS Inc., and founder of the National Jazz Heritage Foundation in her home city, she also serves as a board member of the National Black Radio Hall of Fame. Edie is married to jazz musician (bass & sax) Jeffrey Anderson of St. Louis, MO.

MYSTIC VOYAGE has been providing the Saint Louis community with high-energy performances since its’ inception in June of 1982. The band’s repertoire, spanning the decades from the 1940’s and beyond, cuts a wide groove through many styles of music such as big band, reggae, hip-hop, blues traditional ethnic folk songs, traditional and contemporary jazz, and of course, classic Motown and R & B!

The members of MYSTIC VOYAGE are: Leland M. Crenshaw, (lead guitar, lead and background vocal); Cornelius M. Davis, Sr. (keyboards, lead/background vocals); David Green (keyboards, lead/background vocals); Sylvia Herron (lead/background vocals); Carlos Hughes (drums, lead/background vocals); and Lonnie Henderson (bass
guitar).

MYSTIC VOYAGE released a CD project during the summer of 1999, under the watchful eye of sax man Fred Walker, entitled Blues In A Red Dress, featuring Fred Walker and Friends. The project is a compilation of ten original and cover songs, arranged, orchestrated and produced by the members of MYSTIC VOYAGE.

Highlights of the band’s musical journey include appearances with the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Roy Ayers [writer and producer of the song ‘Mystic Voyage’, which inspired the band’s
name], Pieces of A Dream, the late Phyliss Hyman and Jimmy Witherspoon, the Jazz Crusaders, Bo Diddley, Jr., Taylor Dane, Bruce Purse, Prince Charles Alexander and Vincent Henry.

MYSTIC VOYAGE also has the distinct honor of providing the musical accompaniment for several theatrical productions with The Saint Louis Black Repertory Company (‘The Black Rep), directed by Founder and Producing Director, Ron Himes, including: Dressin’
Up, Steppin’ Out, and Gettin’ Down!; The Me Nobody Knows; and the company’s R & B smash box office hit Tell Me Somethin’ Good!

MYSTIC VOYAGE has performed at numerous civic and corporate events such as the grand opening of the America’s Center; the Mayor’s Ball (1993); the Taste of Saint Louis
(downtown); the Taste of the Central West End; Better Family Life’s Annual Unity Ball; FOCUS Saint Louis ‘Movers and Shakers’; and many others.

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Adrianne Felton King has been performing locally for close to 30 years.

Her live music career began as a Motown music/Oldies performer w/the all-girl trio, “SATIN” of which she was a member for 20 years.

She is the featured vocalist of the smooth jazz and R&B quintet,

“The Coleman-Hughes Project featuring Adrianne” and has been going strong for 8 years.

Her voice extends beyond the front lines as a background vocalist for many St. Louis entertainers as well as for many national artists who have performed in this city.

In addition, Adrianne has dabbled in studio recording, musical theater, and of course solo performances, but she is determined to never stay in ONE music box.

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If you want to get a private event up and moving or get a gala crowd down on the dance floor, St. Louis icon, Jesse Robinson makes music that moves. Highly popular and highly versatile, lead singer Jesse and his fun, upbeat J-Rob Band pull from a playlist that jumps from jazz to blues to R&B to disco without missing a booty-shaking beat.

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Donald Williams aka “Uncle Donald” has been a member of Brock Walker’s EWF Tribute Band, since 2003.  An Auxiliary Hand Percussionist, Williams has previously performed with: The Washington University Jazz Band, Meramec Community College Jazz & Jazz/Rock Band, and has studied at Katherine Dunham School of the Arts (East St. Louis).  He currently performs with the Soul Café Jazz Group.

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Theo Peoples:
• For nearly two decades Theo Peoples’ voice has been critical to the legacy of not just
one but two of Motown’s greatest vocal groups – the ‘Temptations’ AND ‘The Four
Tops’.
• He has earned the singular honor of being the ONLY man to be a member of both
legendary groups and being personally handed the successor’s torch by Levi Stubbs…
‘The Four Tops’ original lead vocalist.
• During his six-year tenure with the Temptations, he recorded on two albums: ‘For Lovers
Only’ and ‘Phoenix Rising’. He seized the spotlight… with a flawless rendition of the
classic song, “Night and Day” on Mel Gibson’s romantic comedy film, ‘What Women
Want’, sang lead vocals on Grammy Award Nominated song…‘Stay’, as well as,
composed and masterfully sang his own devotional composition, “This Is My Promise”.
• From England’s Royal Albert Hall…to Carnegie Hall of New York City… and on to the
White House, performing for two Presidents….. Theo’s musicianship has gained him
entrée into exclusive social circles of the elite.
• He has shared the stage and the studio, holding his own, with legends such as…. Aretha
Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, and Bill Medley (of the Righteous
Brothers),.. just to name a few!
Theo continues to showcase not only his vocal ability, and skills as a musician in premier private clubs around the world, but tonight joins forces with fellow phenomenal artist……..
What can we expect from a live experience with Theo? Loving homage to Theo’s Motown roots mixed in with his own unique take on smooth R&B balladry, and Classic Rock~ a performance that won’t disappoint!

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Arvell & Company offers an outstanding range of musical variety including: hits from Motown, popular songs from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, and the current music of today.  Tribute shows are a specialty, featuring such artists as Luther Vandross and Lionel Richie.  This seasoned group of entertainers and musicians can fulfill almost any musical request you may have.  Just name it and Arvell & Company can provide it!

With a selection of band options which range from a 4-piece group to a    16-piece band, your wedding, party or corporate event will shine brighter with Arvell & Company providing your entertainment.

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Professionally known as Tasha B, a performing artist for over 20 years, she delivers her soul’s compilations through

music by using her raspy and sultry alto/tenor voice. She has been singing since her early years, beginning this profession with her first love, gospel music. Audiences continue to fall in love with her delightful personality and gorgeous smile as she renders songs in many genres including: jazz, blues, R&B, disco, praise & worship, neo soul and even some alternative music.

Singer and songwriter, Tasha B aspires to continue showcasing, sharing and enhancing her talent as a singer in the USA and abroad!

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