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Mayor Francis Slay Proclaims

"2008 Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival Days"
“April 16-19, 2008”

 

 

St. Louis, MO, USA - April 16, 2008 The mission of the University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL) jazz program is to promote and enrich the performing arts in the St. Louis region.

In recognition of the UMSL efforts, Francis G. Slay, Mayor of the City of St. Louis, proclaims April 16-19, 2008 "2008 Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival Days" in the city of St. Louis.  This year marks the fifth anniversary of the largest jazz educational festival in the region.  The event takes place over four days and is presented by two leading jazz institutions, University of Missouri - St. Louis and Jazz St. Louis.

Over 750 students and 35 educators will learn from jazz icons and educators like Jim Widner (bass), Buddy DeFranco (clarinet), Wayne Bergeron (trumpet), Paul McKee (trombone), Shelly Berg (piano), Tom Scott (saxophone), Gregg Field (drums), and Chuck Berghofer (bass).

For ticket information about Jazz at the Bistro shows on Wednesday, April 16, visit www.jazzstlouis.org or call (314) 289-4030 or (800) 293-5949.  For ticket information about Touhill Performing Arts Center shows on Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19, visit www.touhill.org or call (314) 516-4949 or (866) 516-4949.

 

Date
Time
Location
Artists
Cost
Guest Artists

Wednesday,

April 16

8:00 a.m.

-

5:00 p.m.

Jazz at the Bistro
High School, Middle School, College Jazz Combos
Free

Shelly Berg

Tom Scott

Paul McKee


Wednesday,

April 16

8:30 p.m.
-
10:15 p.m.

Jazz at the Bistro

UMSL Jazz Faculty

Jim Widner, Miles Vandiver

$20
+
$10 for students with a valid i.d.
All-Stars
Shelly Berg, Tom Scott, Gregg Field, Paul McKee

Thursday,

April 17

8:00 a.m.

-

5:00 p.m.

Jazz at the Bistro
High School, Middle School, College Jazz Combos
Free

Shelly Berg

Tom Scott

Paul McKee

Friday,

April 18


8:00 a.m.

-

5:00 p.m.


Touhill PAC

A-B Hall

High School, Middle School, College Jazz Bands
Free

Wayne Bergeron

Shelly Berg

Tom Scott

Paul McKee

Friday,

April 18

8:00 p.m.

Touhill PAC

A-B Hall

UMSL Jazz Ensemble

Director

Jim Widner

$20-$15-$10

(Disc with id senior, UMSL student/empl)

All-Stars
Shelly Berg Trio, Tom Scott, Gregg Field, Chuck Berghofer, Paul McKee

Saturday,

April 19

8:00 a.m.

-

5:00 p.m.

Touhill PAC

A-B Hall

High School, Middle School, College Jazz Bands

Free

Buddy DeFranco

Wayne Bergeron

Shelly Berg

Tom Scott

Paul McKee

Saturday,

April 19

8:00 p.m.

Touhill PAC

A-B Hall

UMSL Jazz Ensemble

Director

Jim Widner

$25-$15-$10

(Disc with id senior, UMSL student/empl)

All-Stars
Buddy DeFranco, Wayne Bergeron

 

Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival

igh-Resolution, Downloadable Photos):

2008 Artist Photos

 

Jim Widner

 
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