The Emerson Jazz for our Schools program allows students from area schools to experience the world-class musicians in a world-class venue, the Ferring Jazz Bistro. School groups attending a performance will arrive at 11 am for lunch, provided by Jazz St. Louis, followed by a performance and conversation with one of our amazing artists in the Ferring Jazz Bistro. Performances will finish by 12:30 pm. This program is made possible through generous funding from Emerson.


Space is limited. Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

Click here to download an application.

No applicant is guaranteed an artist visit and all decisions are made at the discretion of Jazz St. Louis education staff.


Ticket request forms are fillable PDFs. You can simply type right into the form, save, and email it in to [email protected]. Information for faxing and mailing in your request is also listed on the form. If you are using a Mac, do not use the default Preview program, as it will not display your information properly.


Questions can be directed to Andy Ament, Director of Education, at 314.881.3093
or [email protected].



All events will begin at 11:30 am with lunch being served at 11 am. All performances will be finished by 12:30 pm.

Artists available for either elementary school students (ES) or middle school and high school students (MS/HS).

September 27, 2019 — Joshua Redman Quartet – MS/HS
October 11, 2019 — Artemis – MS/HS
October 25, 2019 — Freddy Cole Quintet featuring Houston Person – ES
November 8, 2019 — Regina Carter & Xavier Davis – MS/HS
November 22, 2019 — Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective – MS/HS
December 8, 2019 — Alicia Olatuja – MS/HS
January 10, 2020 — The Bad Plus – MS/HS
January 24, 2020 — Delvon Lamar Organ Trio – ES
February 21, 2020 — Tim Warfield Organ Band featuring Terell Stafford – ES
March 6, 2020 — Etienne Charles Creole Soul – ES
March 20, 2020 — Kandace Springs
April 3, 2020 — The Manhattan Transfer – MS/HS
May 15, 2020 — Nicole Henry – ES


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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