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Happy Jazz Appreciation Month

“Jazz Appreciation Month”
Calendar of Events — April 1–30, 2023


  • ANNUAL JAZZ SERIES "JAM" EDUCATION RAFFLE. Net Proceeds Benefit Our Education/Community Outreach Efforts. TICKETS: 1/$10 • 3/$25 • 7/$50.
  • HITT RECORDS SUPPORTS THE JAZZ SERIES ALL JAM LONG! Mention "JAM" When Purchasing Jazz Titles & Hitt Records Donates 10% Of $$$ To The Jazz Series.                            


Sat., April 1 – JAM “Kick-Off” @ Waves Cider Co. 1-3 p.m. featuring Issac Foley & Greg Aker Duo

Tues., April 4 – “MU Health Care Celebrates 'Jazz Appreciation Month'” With Lobby Concerts Feat. Tony Lotvin Trio. [So. Providence Medical Park, 9:30 -11 a.m.; University Hospital, 12:30-2 p.m.; Women's Hospital, 3:30-5 p.m. 

Fri., April 7 - MU Studio Jazz Band @ The Shack, 7 p.m.

Mon., April 10 – "Take A 10% Sip For Jazz Education Happy Hour @ Top Ten Wines With Joel Anderson Trio, 5:30-7:30p.m. Join us for a special Happy Hour with Top Ten Wines donating 10% of the proceeds that evening to the Jazz Series Education/Outreach Programs!

Wed., April 12 - Manhattan Transfer at Jesse Auditorium presented by University Concert Series, 7 p.m.* [$$$ Admission]

Thurs., April 13 – “Jazz in The Schools” @ Gentry Middle feat. MU Jazz Studies Dept.

Fri., April 14 - The Five Pastelitos @ Sagua La Grande Cuban Cafe 6-8 p.m. Feat. Joanna & Sam Griffith, Isaac Foley, Troy & Huckleberry Hall + Special Guest Tony Lotven

Sun., April 16 – MU Jazz Combos @ Skylark Bookshop from 2-4 p.m.

Sun., April 16 – Glenn Miller Band presented by University Concert Series, Missouri Theatre, 7 p.m.* [$$$ Admission]

Mon.-Wed., April 17-19 – Joel Ross Columbia Public Schools-Jazz Series “Artist in Residence”

Tues., April 18 – Annual Children’s Concert at Hickman High School Feat. Joel Ross Quartet, 10:45 a.m.

Tues., April 18 – Jazz Series Presents "Jazz In The District" With Joel Ross Quartet @ Whitmore Recital Hall, 7 p.m. [$$$ Admission]

Wed., April 19 – Columbia Public Schools Jazz Night With Special Guest Joel Ross @ Rock Bridge High School, 6-8 p.m.

Thurs., April 20 – All-Ages Jazz Jam @ Compass, 7 -9 p.m.

Thurs., April 20 – MU Concert Jazz Band. Under the Direction of Sam Griffith, Dir. Jazz Studies, & MU Choral Union perform Duke Ellington’s “Sacred Suite” @ the Missouri Theatre, 7 p.m.*

Sun., April 23 – Jazz Series Presents "Sundays # Murry's" With Tia Fuller Quartet, 3:30 & 7 p.m. [$$$ Admission]

Mon., April 24 – SPECIAL EVENT: Jazz Series 10% "Sip & Dine For Jazz Education" Night @ Broadway Brewery Feat. Columbia Jazz Orchestra. MU Jazz Combo Opens. Beginning 6 p.m. Jazz Series receives 10% of food & drink proceeds! 

Tues. April 25 – "’Black Music and Art in the Jazz Age’ - The Harlem Renaissance,” Presenters: Dr. Maya Gibson, MU Honors College & Dr. Kristin Schwain, MU School of Visual Arts; Location: Smith Forum, Reynolds Journalism Institute, 7 p.m. [SPACE IS LIMITED. To Reserve: Email: info@wealwaysswing.org]

Thurs., April 27 – “Jazz & Poetry Appreciation Months Summit” Presenters: Wayne Zade & Jon Poses, Hermann Lounge, Hunter Activity Center, Westminster College, Fulton, Mo., 4 p.m.

Fri., April 28 - Vocalist Steffi Roche, Senior Recital, Steffi Roche, vocals with Tom Andes, piano, Serendipity Salon and Gallery, Walnut St., 7 p.m.*

Sun., April 30 – An International Jazz Day-JAM Celebration @ Cooper’s Landing feat. Lisa Rose & Co. from 2-5 p.m.

[*Indicates Part of JAM Celebration but Non Jazz Series-Produced Event] 

Thanks to our sponsors!

Alper Foundation
Berger Family Foundation
Broadway Brewery
Budds Center for American Music Studies
Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs
CPS Fine Arts
Hitt Records
Jazz in the District
Missouri Employers Mutual
MU Health
MU Jazz Performance Studies
MU School of Music
The Broadway
Top Ten Wines

All performances/personnel, dates are subject to Pandemic Developments. We adhere to Boone Co./Columbia Health Dept. & CDC Guidelines.

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