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article: "Top 10 St. Louis Entertainers of 2010"

Some quotes and reviews:


"The Curt Landes trio was the hit of our wedding reception. Their easy, relaxed style and jazzy tunes made all of our guests, both young and old, feel like dancing and added that element of fun we wanted. Everyone had a great time and couldn't stop raving about the band for weeks. Thanks Curt for making our wedding and reception even more memorable!"

Matthew and Annemarie Schumacher re: September 27th, 2008 trio performance at the Gardens at Malmaison  (wedding reception)


Thanks Curt for being a part of the festival this year! I heard from several people that you were their favorite performer of the day. I too thoroughly enjoyed what I was able to stop and listen to. I need to come to a performance when I am not "working."  

Jennifer Graves Bellm 

musical director of The Old 

Webster Jazz & Blues Festival (& owner of Webster Records) re: "Gaptoof Review" performance at The Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival September 18, 2010



"...the trio we had for Valentines (Curt Landes) was in our opinion and that of the Schwindingers as good as it gets...we liked them better than larger bands we've had in the past".

Lewis Bettman

Associate Vice President, Investments

Raymond James & Associates

(letter from a St. Louis Club member to the SL Club re: Valentine's Day, 2009 trio performance at the St. Louis Club, Clayton, Mo. (membership dinner/dance)


" Hi Curt! Thanks so much for everything! You were awesome! Everyone had a fabulous evening, thanks for helping to make it so special!!! You really added to the celebration! So glad you had fun too...we will definitley keep you (and your band) in mind for future ROCK!!!!!!" 


Katie  (Bormaster) re: April 4th, 2009 solo performance at the Michael Bormaster residence Ladue, Mo.  (birthday party)  


"Hi Curt, I wanted to thank you & your band for a truly wonderful evening. As I had suspected, you & your group were the perfect fit for this affair & it's guests.


Every single person that either Marie or I have spoken to, have mentioned you guys, and what a nice evening you had made it"




Mark Bergmann  re: quartet performance for provate party at St. Alban's Country Club, October 2, 2010


"It was a fabulous show. I mentioned to my friend Kevin that this is as good as it gets. We couldn't have heard a better show anywhere else in the world! Daryl, Wilhelm, Andre and you were the best musicians I have heard in a long time!"

Paul Deming

guitarist/vocalist/music director

Ralph Butler Band     

re: concert at Robbie's House Of Jazz

September 10, 2010                                                         


"...thanks so much again for playing for us on Sunday.  We're still "high" on your music even w/out beer, Curt.  People still talk about the event.  ... I love everything you guys did. ...For sure we'll come and see your performance around town.  I'll bring friends. ...I just wanted to relay the over-all positive emotion that was apparent during the party.  Gaptoof & Friends' performance and presentation set the happy as well as contemplative moods.



Hera Gerber   re: trio performance "picnic" concert event at Longview Farm Park, May 23, 2010




 We had a delightful evening last night at your performance with Brian at Joe's Cafe.  What a great way to show my Aunt Patrica, visiting from the Northwest, some of the fine music and culture we have here in St. Louis.  My parents were quite impressed and truly enjoyed themselves. My wife Lindy, friend Ann and I are very frequent consumers of the wonderful musical offerings at Joe's and St. Louis in general, so expected nothing less than the excellent show you delivered! ... I wish you continued success and look forward to seeing each of you again, soon."

Kevin Sullivan


RealtyNET McLain, Realtors

re: duo concert at Joe's Cafe (Christman Art Studio) Sep 23, 2010    


"You did a great job and we enjoyed your music.  I would recommend you to whoever asks!"

Annette Fudemberg re: March 14th, 2009 solo performance at Anthony's Grill (Tony's)  (birthday celebration)

"Great to meet and HEAR you, Curt! A mall lobby never sounded so hip! ...I'll have to catch you the next time I'm in town."

John Proulx (recording artist, jazz pianist, vocalist, and Grammy-winning composer)
re: duo performance at Plaza Frontenac June 4, 2010

Hope you are doing fine!  Just a quick comment about the Curt Landes trio. The group absolutely loved them!! My client was very happy. Please let him know.!!

Jill Hoven | Senior Sales Manager | Destination St. Louis, Inc.   (letter from an event co-ordinator to a booking agency re: October 13, 2008 trio performance at corporate event for Mars Candy Co. 

"If the St. Louis music scene were an elegant mansion Curt Landes would be a load bearing wall graced with arching doorways, crafted niches and stained hardwood shelves filled with rare books and antiques."

BIll Christman (artist, proprietor of Joe's Cafe)

 "Curt Landes is the "Swiss Army Knife" of musicians..."  

Vince Martin (singer/guitarist)


some reviews from the media:

"When the Curt Landes band gets together to can be sure of one thing --- you're going to hear some first-rate blues and jazz" ... "carefully crafted and unfailingly enjoyable" 

Pamela Selbert  (West County Journal) 

article: "Top 10 St. Louis Entertainers of 2010"

visit John Proulx, an excellent pianist/vocalist