Our mission statement: "Jazz Forward Initiative, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the support, preservation, and continuation of America’s national treasure, Jazz music. Our mission is to provide the citizens of mid-Missouri with the opportunity to see and hear excellent live performances of this original American art form in a safe, comfortable setting, by presenting the best locally based, regional and national Jazz musicians Missouri and the world has to offer to expand their understanding and appreciation of the art form."


2020’s music lineup starts

at 3:00 PM

Tentative Lineup


Columbia’s own, Mr. Fun, lays down some creative neck factor for all to hear and enjoy.


Mix latin, salsa, rock, and




Mo Jazz

Music Festival


September 19, 2020

Doors open at 2:00 pm

Music 3:00 - 9:30 pm

The Outdoor Stage in

Forrest Rose Park

of Rose Music Hall

1013 Park Ave.

Columbia, Missouri

Columbia, Missouri (Directions)

Jazz Forward Initiative, Inc.

P.O. Box 104994

Jefferson City, MO  65110



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Our Sponsors, Supporters, Friends!

The Mo Jazz Music Festival is a FREE event created by Jazz Forward Initiative, Incorporated, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.  Our second round of Jazz Festival was better than our first, with great weather and more attendees!  We hope the 2020 Mo Jazz Music Festival surpasses its predecessors!

         D. Scott Bassinson                 Millie Westling                 Carma Westling Bassinson