A message from Gene Dobbs Bradford, President & CEO of Jazz St. Louis

Thank you to our patrons, friends, and supporters who have stayed in touch with us over the last six months. It hasn’t been the year any of us anticipated, but we have appreciated the opportunity to showcase the wealth of talent in our community. We hope you have taken the chance to watch our Season of Stream Volume 2: Sounds of St. Louis, and if not, all performances are still available on our YouTube channel for you to enjoy!

After hosting town halls for our subscribers earlier in the summer and talking with the Infectious Disease Prevention Specialists from Washington University, Jazz St. Louis has decided to remain virtual for the remainder of 2020. As we enter Season of Stream Volume 3 and look to celebrate the holiday season in a jazzy style, we hope you will tune in.

As we approach the planned national performances and education programs in 2021, we will evaluate the current state of the pandemic in our community, keeping the safety of our audience and students top of mind. For that reason, we will not be announcing 2021 performances.

One thing you can count on is that we are not going to let our 25th Anniversary Season slip away without a proper celebration. Join us on October 2nd for Jazz St. Louis’ 25th Anniversary (Virtual) Celebration, a special, open-to-all streamed event that marks our 25th year in style. Artists from across the country will join us for performances and birthday messages as we focus on the impact of jazz on the St. Louis community and our Jazz St. Louis Family throughout the years.

Wishing you well and looking forward to enjoying live music with you again.

Gene Dobbs Bradford
President & CEO
Jazz St. Louis


Jazz St. Louis is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to lead our community in advancing the uniquely American art of jazz through live performance, education and community engagement.

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