Feyza Eren and Steve Davis July 11

From St. Louis to Istanbul and back again

On the album You’re Everything, vocalist Feyza Eren and drummer Steve Davis swing through jazz and pop standards from Van Morrison’s Moon Dance and Burt Bacharach’s The Look of Love to Alec Wilder’s Moon and Sand and Dizzy Gillespie’s Con Alma.

Feyza Eren

At 8 p.m. Thursday, July 11, Eren and Davis will launch WUSTL’s Jazz in July series with a free concert in Ridgley Hall’s Holmes Lounge.

Joining the pair will be pianist Matt Villinger and bassist Ben Wheeler.

Eren, a St. Louis native and WUSTL alumnus, spent 16 years living and singing in Istanbul, Turkey, before returning home in 2011.

Her recordings, in addition to You’re Everything, include the solo effort I’m New and Colored Sky, an album of original songs by Scott Sheperd.

Davis, a lecturer in the WUSTL’s Department of Music in Arts & Sciences, has more than 135 recordings to his credit. He has toured throughout Europe and North America and currently divides his time between St. Louis and New York.

Jazz in July

Jazz in July will continue July 18 with San Francisco trumpeter Erik Jekabson, who will present an evening of modern jazz with a group of St. Louis performers.

The series will conclude July 25 with St. Louis drummer Maurice Carnes and his group performing a concert of original works.

All performances take place in Holmes Lounge and are free and open to the public. For more information, call (314) 862-0874; email staylor@wustl.edu; or visit Jazz at Holmes on Facebook.


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