Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival
April 20-22, 2023

“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 16-year history of UMSL hosting the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival, more than 565 schools have participated, reaching over 12,600 students. 

Register for the 2023 Festival

Fee: $395.00

Band Directors:  If you have registered a band, your invoice can be found here


Guest Artists

Click each artist's name for more information:

Thursday, April 20:  Keyon Harrold
Friday, April 21:  Terreon Gully
Saturday, April 22:  Reggie Thomas in TRIO NEXUS



Adaron Jackson
Artistic Director 
Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival

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