Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019
"Jazz in the District"
Brad Mehldau Trio

Brad Mehldau: Piano
Larry Grenadier: Bass
Jeff Ballard: Drums

Rogers Whitmore Recital Hall

Start: 7.
Doors 1 Hr. Earlier.
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April is Jazz Appreciation Month!

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 — more than 20 in all — during April. Here is a glimpse at the 2019 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.

Great Jazz Series Education Raffle

From now through April 30, you can support our James Williams Jazz Education Program while giving yourself the opportunity to win some incredible prizes! Tickets ALL PROCEEDS benefit our education programs. (1 Ticket/$10, 3 Tickets/$25, 7 Tickets/$50) are available online, over the phone at 573/449-3009, in person at the Jazz Series Box Office (21 N. Tenth Street) and at all Jazz Series events. [Purchase of tickets is not tax-deductble.]

1st Prize: PAIR OF SEASON TICKETS to the 25th Anniversary "We Always Swing"® Jazz Series 2019/2020 Subscription Season (~900-$1,000 Value)

2nd Prize: PAIR OF "JAZZ IN THE DISTRICT" PACKAGES for the 25th Anniversary "We Always Swing"® Jazz Series 2019/2020 Season (~$450 Value)

3rd Prize: $125 Gift Certificate good for Jazz Series merch and/or tickets.

Jazz Appreciation Month Schedule  

April 2:

"Jazz in The Schools" @ Gentry Middle School

April 4:

"Jazz in The Schools" @ Fairview Elementary

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

April 8:

*Chancellors's Arts Showcase @ Missouri Theatre, 7 p.m.**

April 9:  

Brad Mehldau Trio @ Whitmore Recital Hall, 7 p.m.** [SOLD OUT!]


"Jazz in The District" featuring MU Jazz Combo @ Skylark Bookshop, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.


*MU Concert Jazz Band @ The Shack, 7 p.m.

April 13:

*Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Misouri Theatre, 7 p.m.** [University Concert Series]

April 14:

Aaron Diehl Trio @ Murry's, 3:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.**

April 15:

NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert From The Kennedy Center "Watch Party" @ The Roof, 7 p.m. [FREE]

April 17:

10% Day @ Logboat Brewing Company ALL DAY with Live Music from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

April 18:

Flat Branch Pub & Brewing's 25th Anniversary Party, 6 P.M.-8:30 p.m. Live Music

APRIL 28: 

New York Standards Quartet @ Murry's, 3:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.**


Annual Children's Concerts (2) @ Hickman High School featuring The New York Standards Quartet

"Jazz Series 10% Day" @ Broadway Brewery feat. MU Jazz Combos and Columbia Jazz Orchestra. Special Guests: NYSQ Members: David Berkman & Tim Armacost [7 p.m.-11 p.m.] [FREE]

April 30:

Last Day to enter the Great Jazz Series Education Raffle!

International Jazz Day - "Open House," Jazz Series Offices, 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

*Youth Jazz Jam of Columbia @ Fretboard Coffee, 7 p.m.


[*Non-Jazz Series Produced Event]

[**Ticketed Event/Admission Required]


JAM Discounts and Drinks Around Town

JAZZ SERIES MERCHANDISE: April 1-30, ALL Jazz Series merchandise = 10% discount.

HITT RECORDS: April 1-30, 10% Discount on all jazz titles

SKYLARK BOOK SHOP: April 1-30, 10% Discount on all jazz & blues titles

NORTHCOAST BREWING COMPANY’S GUEST SPOTS!:The Jazz Series is pleased to have North Coast Brewing Co. return as a major sponsor and JAM Supporter. In recognition of the company’s long-standing and great dedication to jazz and specifically jazz education, we’re pleased to feature many of their specialty beers at several locations throughout Columbia, with particular attention being paid to the company’s flagship brew: Brother Thelonious Belgian Ale. Support jazz and jazz education here in Columbia and throughout the United States by requesting and sipping on some North Coast Brewing Co. product during Jazz Appreciation Month. When you visit your favorite establishment simply ask what North Coast products are available. With every sip you take, you celebrate and support jazz and jazz education!

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