Adonis Blue is jazz, folk, a bit of country and Americana all blended together and served with a slice of lemon. We are all musicians who love the artistry of our instruments and creating new and tasty sounds. Our set lists consist of new and old jazz standards, some tried and true covers incognito, and originals as the muse brings them. So, come along, sit back, grab a glass of wine and chill...

Adonis Blue was created in the summer of 2011 as the brainchild of Kiersten Rose who desired to lead a group who would take music outside, and shake some fresh air into it. She found a small group of talented and willing guys to go on the journey.

Kiersten Rose

Kiersten Rose is a country girl at heart, but feels just at home in center of the city. Her musical influences began when her mom and dad, drummer John Rose, took her to gigs at a very early age surrounding her with jazz, rock, blues. She took up classical piano at age six which continued into her early 20's. After a short stint operating her own dessert catering business, she dove back into music, but this time it was the jazz genre that stole her heart. She studied jazz intensively at Webster University where she obtained her Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees. She began composing at age 10, and has produced four albums of original songs.  In addition to performing with her band Adonis Blue, she also performs as a solo artist, and is the Director of Contemporary Music at Manchester UMC.

To hear more of Kiersten's Solo work, click here.
 

Brian Vaccaro

Brian Vaccaro holds degrees from Webster University and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in Jazz Guitar. Since completing his studies, Brian has been active as an educator as well as a performer. He has performed and recorded with many of the top jazz musicians in the St. Louis area. In 2010, Brian received the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty award from St. Louis Community College at Meramec. Brian currently oversees the music education department at Mozingo Music. His other bands, the Brian Vaccaro Jazz Trio, Brian Vaccaro and Marc Torlina Duo, and Analog Thief also play locally.
 

Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace started playing bass at the age of eighteen. He discovered jazz when he attended Jefferson College, where he soon received his Associate of Arts. In Spring of 2012 he graduated from Webster University with a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance. Mark can be found playing in a variety of musical settings in the greater St. Louis area including Tommy Halloran's Guerilla Swing and Mt. Thelonius, and is touted by many as St. Louis' finest left-handed double-bass player.

Kyle Honeycutt

Since relocating to St. Louis from Indiana in 1992, Kyle has manned the drum chair for the Dave Stone Trio, an ensemble that has received numerous critical and reader accolades from the Riverfront Times. He is also a member of the Resistance Organ Trio, the Paul DeMarinis Group, the Brian Vaccaro Trio, Hip Grease, the St. Louis New Jazz X-Tet, and he freelances with many of St. Louis' finest musicians. Kyle's resume includes performances with internationally known artists Joshua Breakstone, Herb Ellis, Larry Coryell, Petula Clark, and Terell Stafford.