Classic 107.3 News Release
7711 Carondelet Ave., Ste. 302, St. Louis, MO 63105
Contact: Julie Schuster, 314.881.3067,

Third Annual Wine & Jazz Under the Stars to benefit Classic 107.3 features Elsie Parker & the Poor People of Paris at the Columbia Foundation for the Arts

ST. LOUIS, Mo., August 29, 2019 – Classic 107.3, “The Voice for the Arts in St. Louis”, will hold its third annual Wine & Jazz Under the Stars on September 20, 2019 from 6-9pm at the Columbia Foundation for the Arts on the Hill, a unique open-air venue that was a vaudeville theatre in the 1920s. Today this restored historic landmark contains works of art created by founder Frank H. Schwaiger, among others, and features a courtyard and performance stage. 

The event will feature local jazz group Elsie Parker and the Poor People of Paris, known for their own compositions as well as their interpretations of French and jazz music. Members are Elsie Parker (French vocals/flutes/clarinet/tenor saxophone), Ken Kehner (piano/keyboard), William Lenihan (guitar & accordion), Wayne Coniglio (bass) and Alan Schilling (drums and percussion).

Tickets are $95 per person ($75 for young professionals, ages 21-40) and include wine, appetizers and valet parking. Dress is casual, though jazz-age fashions are encouraged.

Corporate sponsors for the evening include Edward Jones, Graybar, the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center, Imo’s Pizza, J.P. Morgan, Lewis Rice, M1 Bank, Mercy, Steinway & Sons, Stifel and US Bank. In addition, Art & Debbie Fitzgerald, Cary Hobbs & Mark Anderson, Elisabeth Laspe, David & Babette Meiners, Michael & Noémi Neidorff, Jerry & Peggy Ritter, Solomon & Patricia Thurman, and Doug & Sherida Tollefsen are sponsors for Wine & Jazz Under the Stars. 

About Classic 107.3
The station operates on analog radio at 107.3 FM and on hybrid digital radio at KNOU 96.3 HD2. In addition to classical compositions, Classic 107.3 plays chamber, choral, symphonic, jazz and blues music; opera; and Broadway show tunes. The station features local programming including the “Slatkin Shuffle”, hosted by conductor Leonard Slatkin, and “Re-Choired Listening” with Phillip Barnes; interviews with area arts and cultural organizations; and renowned performances from the San Francisco Opera, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the Chicago Symphony, among others. Nationally syndicated programs such as “Concierto” and “Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin” also air on the station. Popular on-air hosts include Jim Doyle, Kathy Lawton-Brown, Tom Sudholt and Julie Schuster. More information, as well as live streaming, archived interviews, and podcasts can be found at