"Jazz as Art allows us to discover our own voice and explore each other’s humanity.”
The Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival is designed to support the development of participating schools’ music programs. Our goal is twofold, to inspire students and band directors through the experience of receiving professional feedback from clinicians and adjudicators and to provide an opportunity to experience performances from world class jazz musicians.
Throughout the past 20-year history of UMSL hosting the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival, more than 600 high schools and middle schools have participated, reaching over 12,600 students.
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Note to band directors (as of Dec. 21): Registration for Thursday and Friday are both nearly full. Register now!
Wednesday, April 10 (Dark Room at The Grandel)
6:30pm - John Fedchock
8:00pm - Jam Session
Friday, April 12 (Touhill Performing Arts Center)
8:00pm - Composer and Drummer Allison Miller & the UMSL Alumni Jazz Band
Saturday, April 13 (Touhill Performing Arts Center)
8:00pm - Trombonist/Composer/Arranger John Fedchock & The Route 66 Jazz Orchestra
opening set by Cornet Chop Suey
This appearance of XO Brass Artist John Fedchock has been made possible, in part through an educational grant from the KHS America Academic Alliance and XO Professional Brass. John Fedchock performs exclusively on XO Brass.
Gary W. Brandes
Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival