Jazz Crawl

Jazz Crawl

Jazz Crawl

Music & Dance on Every Corner

Music & Dance on Every Corner

Music & Dance on Every Corner

At the Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl on the first Saturday in November, you'll find dance and music on every corner of Cherokee Street — swing dancers and blues musicians tucked in between vintage clothing racks or brass bands marching down the street in the 2nd line parade.

This is a people's music festival — open to all styles & free to the public.

CHEROKEE Jazz Crawl

What's IN Store on November 6th, 2021:

The Committees

50+ Musicians

Cherokee Jazz Crawl features a range of musical acts, from djs and one-man-bands, to jazz trios and brass bands.

10 Venues

Locations include traditional music venues like 2720 and Blank Space in addition to small storefronts like Retro 101/Cherry Bomb Vintage & Saint Louis Hop Shop.

~4 Dance Classes

Don't know the moves? Don't fret! Jazz Crawl takes this music festival to a new level by offering free dance lessons in different styles from swing to hip hop.

1 Epic Second Line Parade

The music takes to the street in the afternoon for a mile-long 2nd Line Parade featuring the Saint Boogie Brass Band.

1 All Styles Dance Battle

An all-styles dance battle caps the day at 2720, with break dancers, swing dancers, lindy hoppers & all that want to participate battling for the title.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

COVID Precautions at 2021 Jazz Crawl

The show will go on, but we must do it safely. Participants at the 2021 Cherokee Jazz Crawl event must comply with current St. Louis City public health rules, including the requirement to properly wear face masks over nose and mouth while indoors when not actively eating or drinking. Some venues may also require additional precautions, such as proof of vaccination or negative covid-19 diagnostic test within previous 72 hours. Stay tuned for venue-specific guidance.

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Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl 2018

How it started

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How it Started

Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl begun in 2012 as aspect of the Nevermore Jazz Ball & St. Louis Swing Dance Festival and under the leadership of the STL Jitterbugs.

Overtime, the Jazz Crawl has taken on a life of its own. On Cherokee Street, you’re as likely to see a roller-skating banana as a neighbor walking their dog. Its constant stream of shops, eateries, bars, and cafes makes the street a hotbed of music and art, often underground, within an already vibrant city. And beyond that, Cherokee Street is a place to just be. The annual Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl is a culmination of this, a celebration of the city’s urban music and dance scene, and simply an amazing party.

Today the Jazz Crawl is put on by Cherokee Street Foundation and organized by dance instructor, performer & musician Christian Frommelt. 

Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl began in 2012 as aspect of the Nevermore Jazz Ball & St. Louis Swing Dance Festival and under the leadership of the STL Jitterbugs.

Overtime, the Jazz Crawl has taken on a life of its own. On Cherokee Street, you’re as likely to see a roller-skating banana as a neighbor walking their dog. Its constant stream of shops, eateries, bars, and cafes makes the street a hotbed of music and art, often underground, within an already vibrant city. And beyond that, Cherokee Street is a place to just be. The annual Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl is a culmination of this, a celebration of the city’s urban music and dance scene, and simply an amazing party.

Today the Jazz Crawl is put on by Cherokee Street Foundation and organized by dance instructor, performer & musician Christian Frommelt. 

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Cherokee Street
Community Improvement District

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3407 S. Jefferson, Suite 515
St. Louis, MO 63118

Cherokee Street
Community Improvement District

Copyright © 2019 All Rights Reserved

3407 S. Jefferson, Suite 515
St. Louis, MO 63118

Cherokee Street
Community Improvement District

Copyright © 2019 All Rights Reserved

3407 S. Jefferson, Suite 515
St. Louis, MO 63118

Cherokee Street
Community Improvement District

Copyright © 2019 All Rights Reserved

3407 S. Jefferson, Suite 515
St. Louis, MO 63118

Cherokee Street
Community Improvement District

Copyright © 2019 All Rights Reserved

3407 S. Jefferson, Suite 515
St. Louis, MO 63118

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