university of missouri st. louis


Jim Widner & Arturo Sandoval

Thank you to everyone who made the 2014 Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival, hosted by the University of Missouri - St. Louis,  a ROUSING success!  With 50 schools participating,
the festival brought over 1200 students to our campus for the three day event.
  Each school group got the opportunity to perform on stage in the beautiful Touhill Performing Arts Center.
  A 30 minute clinic session with nationally recognized jazz educators - Matt Harris, Chip McNeill and Alan
Baylock (Big Band Division) and Reggie Thomas and Rodney Whitaker (Combo Division), followed each
of their performances. The headliner concerts featuring Grammy Award winner Arturo Sandoval and
the legendary Count Basie Band, played to packed houses.  Every student was invited to
attend these concerts as part of their participation
in the festival. All of these activities served to enhance the students musical education and to give them an experience and memories to last a life time. 

The 2015 Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival will be held March 19, 20 & 21 at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Details will be announced soon at

We’re looking forward to seeing you then.

Jim Widner                                        Gary Brandes
Director of Jazz Studies                    Director of Bands
University of Missouri - St. Louis    University of Missouri - St. Louis



Presented by The University of Missouri - St. Louis, Touhill Performing Arts Center, & Jazz St. Louis

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