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Jazz St. Louis All-Stars & JazzU with special guest Sean Jones

Made possible by a lead contribution from Monsanto Fund with support from the Arthur & Helen Baer Foundation, Ameren Missouri, and THF Realty, JazzU places talented middle and high school musicians in small jazz combos, which meet weekly between September and May. This competitive program selected 50 emerging musicians for seven groups from a pool [...]

International Jazz Day Jam Session

On Sunday, March 18, 2012 jazz legend, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and Chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Herbie Hancock, sent out a call from the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center stage to the St. Louis community to join him in celebrating the first-ever “International Jazz Day” on April 30. Charged with leading [...]

Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival

Over the last ten years, the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival has grown to be one of the most significant jazz festivals in the Midwest. Produced by the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL), the Touhill Performing Arts Center, and Jazz St. Louis, the 2013 festival runs April 18-20, featuring the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour, [...]

2013 Gala Video

This video, which was shown at the 2013 Jazz St. Louis Gala “Hot Sax, Cool Night,” was generously produced by 2013 Gala Co-Chair Josephine Weil.

2013-14 JazzU Auditions

Jazz St. Louis is proud to announce auditions for the 2013-14 JazzU program. On this page, you will find all of the necessary information and resources for your audition. Auditions will take place June 3-6, between 4 and 9 pm on the 4th floor of the Centene Center for Arts and Education, located at 3547 [...]

Terence Blanchard in the Schools

Free Family Concert

Bring the whole family free of charge to Get Hip! – an entertaining, interactive, multi-media introduction to jazz. Get Hip! illuminates some of the music’s cultural origins, the concept of improvisation, and the function and responsibility of each individual member of the jazz ensemble. This free family concert at the Touhill Performing Arts Center, presented [...]

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 55th Anniversary

Christian McBride, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chris Potter, Benny Green, Lewis Nash, & Ambose Akinmusire Part of the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival Sponsored by The Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world, has presented nearly every major jazz star—from  Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong to Esperanza Spalding and Trombone Shorty—since it [...]

50 Talented Youth Selected for the 2012-13 JazzU Program

On Mondays June 4 and 11, nearly 120 middle and high school musicians took to the Jazz at the Bistro stage to audition for a select few spots in Jazz St. Louis’s acclaimed JazzU program. Each student spent ten minutes in front of a panel of judges that included local musicians and JazzU instructors. Applicants [...]

Residency Wrap-Up

When I woke up this past Sunday morning, something was different. There was no 8 am lobby call, no scheduled school visits, JazzU classes, or artists to shuttle to all corners of the city. It was, after all, Sunday. However, more notable, was that it was the first day in a week that I was [...]

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