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.  We are cautious, yet hopeful, to continue our quest for a successful Festival.  We want to provide a wonderful event, but in a healthy and safe environment. Wash your fingers-crossed hands!

John McGowan                 Millie Westling                 Victoria Bassinson