MAY 3 & 4
Swing For The Scholars is a special concert event featuring performances, premier food and beverage, and a silent auction. All net proceeds raised from this event go directly to our three scholarship programs awarded each year to young student musicians who show leadership skills and mastery of their instruments. Past scholarship recipients have gone on to prestigious institutions such as Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music.
DATE: MAY 5, 2019
HOURS: Doors at 5 pm | Event starts at 6 pm
PERFORMANCES BY: JazzU students, Good 4 the Soul, Route 66 Alumni Band, and special guests including Bob Deboo, Eric Slaughter, Adam Maness, Montez Coleman, Ben Reece, Anita Jackson and the Funky Butt Horns
TICKETS: GA $25 | VIP $100
Art Harper “Jazz Forever” Scholarship
Richard McDonnell Memorial Scholarship
Tom McMahon “Jazz Lives” Scholarship
I Called Him Morgan – A Documentary about Lee Morgan
JUN. 15, 19, 21, 23, 27 & 29
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s 2019 world premiere Fire Shut Up in My Bones, was co-commissioned by Jazz St. Louis.
One moment can change everything. When Charles discovers that his cousin has returned to his Louisiana hometown, he races home from college to confront his past. Memories and shadows surround Charles as he strives to move beyond a cycle of violence and forge a brave new path. Terence Blanchard, composer of OTSL’s sold-out hit Champion, teams up with screenwriter Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou) for a haunting, powerful, and tender coming-of-age story inspired by a memoir celebrated as “stunning” (Essence), “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), and “exquisite” (The New York Times).
Run time is 2 hours and 25 minutes with one intermission
All run times are approximate and subject to change.
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.