Each year our gala raises funds solely to support education and engagement activities for youth in our community. Your support helps further our education programs and actively preserve the future of jazz in our community. Jazz St. Louis has entertained, trained and educated more than 170,000 students since the year 2000. Through our education programs, students gain access to training from some of the world’s most influential jazz artists. Each education program is uniquely developed to enhance creativity, empower self-confidence and advance leadership skills in young people. We proudly transform youth throughout the metropolitan area and help form life-long bonds that in turn bridge cultural gaps and strengthen the future of jazz in greater St. Louis.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Contact Katy Robertson at 314-881-3085 or [email protected] with any questions or for sponsorship opportunities.


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: APRIL 26, 2020

HOURS: Doors at 5 pm | Event starts at 6 pm

PERFORMANCES BY: JazzU students and other musical guests.  Check back soon as we announce our line-up of performers!

TICKETS: GA $25 | VIP $100


  • Art Harper “Jazz Forever” Scholarship
  • Richard McDonnell Memorial Scholarship
  • Tom McMahon “Jazz Lives” Scholarship

Check back soon for Ticket details.

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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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