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The Jazz Series

Founded in 1995 as a community-based all-jazz concert producing and educational organization, the “We Always Swing”® Jazz Series’ mission is to: present, promote, preserve and celebrate the great American art form known as “Jazz.” The Jazz Series, its performances, educational activities and publications are administered by “We Always Swing,”® Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Support for the Jazz Series arrives via ticket revenue and via federal, state and local agencies as well as through grant and contract programs. Additional funding is secured from a variety of national, regional and local corporations and businesses and with the generous tax-deductible contributions from individuals.

The Jazz Series “Swinging Saxophonist” logo and “We Always Swing”® are U.S. registered trademarks and may not be reproduced or used in any manner or form or on any digital platform without the expressed written consent of “We Always Swing,”® Inc.

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On first reference, please use: "We Always Swing" Jazz Series (please note the quotation marks). On subsequent referrals simply use Jazz Series (upper/lower case; no quotes). Please do no refer to the Jazz Series as the "Jazz Concert Series." On occasion we collaborate with the University Concert Series, however we are a wholly independent, community-based organization.

Periodically, the Jazz Series collaborates and receives additional support and sponsorships from a variety of MU (University of Missouri-Columbia) Colleges, Schools and departments however it is not "officially" part of the university or any other institutions of higher education.

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21 N. 10th St., Columbia, MO 65201 | Tickets: 573-449-3009 ext. 1

The "We Always Swing”® Jazz Series is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation administered by “We Always Swing,” Inc.,