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2018 Jazz Appreciation Month!


April 1–30 Missouri Lottery Great Jazz Series Education Raffle”
April 4

“Jazz in the Schools” Initiative: Gentry Middle School 

Lalah Hathaway w/ Joshua Bennett, Alysia Harris & Shaun Munday:
“Ellington’s Evening of Music + Poetry,” 7 p.m., Jesse Auditorium*

April 5

Jazz Rep Lab, 7 p.m. @ Unitarian Universalist Church*

Hennessy Brothers, 7 p.m. @ The Vault

April 6 Pete Szkolka Graduate Jazz Recital, 10 p.m. @ Murry’s*
April 8 ** Jazz Series Presents: Anat Cohen Tentet, 7 p.m. @ The Missouri Theatre
[Produced in Association with MU School of Music Centennial Celebration]
April 11 “Listening Hour” w/Dr. Maya Gibson; “Women in Jazz,” Jesse Wrench Aud., MU, 2 p.m.

“Jazz Series Bingo,” Logboat Brewing Co., 7 p.m. [Jazz Series Fundraiser!]

April 12 Lisa Rose Quartet, 7p.m. @ The Vault*
April 13

Annual Children’s Concerts feat. Hermon Mehari Qt., Hickman High School, 9:30 a.m.

MU Concert Jazz Band, Missouri Theatre,7 p.m.*

April 15 **Jazz Series Presents: Hermon Mehari Quartet, Murry’s, 3:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.
April 19 Hennessy Brothers, 7 p.m. @ The Vault*
April 21 Jazz Series Concert: Matt Wilson’s “Hone And Salt,” First Baptist Church, 7. p.m.
[Produced in Collaboration with Unbound Book Festival]
April 22 MU Jazz Combos, The Shack, 3 p.m.*
April 24 Youth Jazz Jam of Columbia, Fretboard Coffee, Time: TBA
April 25 “Jazz Series Bingo,” Logboat Brewing Co., 7 p.m. [Jazz Series 10% Day/Fundraiser]
April 26 Lisa Rose Quartet, 7p.m. @ The Vault*
April 30

“Jazz in the Schools” Initiative: Alpha Hart Lewis

International Jazz Day Concert & Fundraiser with Columbia Jazz Orchestra,Broadway Brewery. 7 p.m.- 11 p.m. [Jazz Series 10% Day/Fundraiser]

  [*Non-Jazz Series produced event.] [**Ticketed Event]

In 2001, the Smithsonian Institution initiated “Jazz Appreciation Month.” The “We Always Swing”® Jazz Series is again pleased to participate with organizations across the country and around the world in this month-long celebration. From April 1–30, organizations will cumulatively produce hundreds of concerts, educational activities, screen films, curate exhibits hold masterclasses and the like to draw attention to the great American art form known as “Jazz.” The Jazz Series has scheduled a range of events during April. Here is a glimpse at the 2018 Jazz Series “Jazz Appreciation Month” Calendar. Please note: events' times, dates, locations are subject to change. We encourage everyone to participate — and to encourage others to do likewise. 

Missouri Lottery Great Jazz Series Education Raffle

All throughout the month of April, you can support our James Williams Jazz Education Program while giving yourself the opportunity to win some incredible prizes!

1st Prize: Two Level 1 Season Tickets for the 2018/2019 Season

2nd Prize: Two Level 1 "Jazz in the District" Tickets for the 2018/2019 Season

3rd Prize: One-hundred dollars of Jazz Series Merch!

Winners will be drawn at the April 30 at the International Jazz Day Celebration at Broadway Brewery. You do not have to be present to win. Raffle ticket purchases are not tax-deductible.

Thanks to our JAM Sponsors & Collaborators!

Boone Electric Community Trust
Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity
Hitt Records
Major Brands
Missouri Lottery
MU Arts & Science
MU School of Music
North Coast
Unbound Book Festival
Wells Fargo

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