Presenting the Route 66 Jazz Orchestra Dinner and Concert on Friday, April 21, 2023

Be sure to join us for the Route 66 Jazz Orchestra’s Dinner and Jazz Concert on Friday, April 21, 2023, at First Unity Church of St. Louis, 4753 Butler Hill Road, St. Louis, MO 63128. Dinner is from 6:00 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Special guest performers include vocalists Valerie Tichacek and Ron Wilkinson, and Larry Jackson on the saxophone.

The dinner menu features lasagna, vegetarian lasagna, salad, and dessert.


  • $15.00 for the concert only, purchased only at the door.
  • $25.00 for the dinner and concert, purchased in advance.

For advanced tickets for the dinner and concert, please call Chuck Seger at (314) 614-2950 or First Unity Church at (314) 845-8540. The cutoff date for advanced tickets is Thursday, April 13, 2023, or when we sell our capacity of 125 dinner tickets.

We hope you’ll be with us for a superb evening of delicious food and delightful music!

Route 66 Jazz Orchestra

The Route 66 Jazz Orchestra is a 20-piece jazz band dedicated to the preservation and promotion of “Big Band” jazz through performance, education, and community involvement.

Founded in 1969 by Dr. Ron Stillwell as the Meramec Jazz Lab Band, Route 66 Jazz continues to this day to act as “Jazz Ambassadors” for the community.

Led by retired music educator Bob Boedges of Normandy and Collinsville High Schools, this incredible group of dedicated musicians comes from all walks of life, including business professionals, music educators both active and retired, music students, and music professionals, bound together by their passion for Big Band music and the common desire to spread the word that jazz music is alive and well.

After more than 40 years, the band continues to thrive, with performances at festivals, community events, conferences, and theaters across the region. 

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