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."

 

2019’s music lineup starts

at 3:00 PM


THE SONS OF BRASIL

South American music meets midwest musicianship, from Kansas City


LOOSE LOOSE

The group combines jazz methods with funk and hip hop grooves, soulful vocal hooks and agile, potent rap lyrics.  From Columbia, Missouri


MARBIN

Hold onto your hats!  Marbin brings jazz rock to a new level.

From Chicago


PAA KOW AND HIS AFRO-FUSION ORCHESTRA

Paa Kow (pronounced Pah-Ko) blends jazz and African roots. From Ghana via Denver


DAWN WEBER AND NAKED ROCK FIGHT

It’s jazz, blues, R&B, and all top notch!  From St. Louis

Mo Jazz

Music Festival

Saturday

September 7, 2019

Doors open at 2:00 pm

Music 3:00 - 10:00 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

mojazzinfo@gmail.com

573-635-6866

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Our Sponsors, Supporters, Friends!

The MoJazz Music Festival is a FREE event created by Jazz Forward Initiative, Incorporated, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.  After a successful foray into the new (new look, new city, new venue), the Mo Jazz Music Festival starts its next year with some Missouri favorites and searches for groups unique. 

         D. Scott Bassinson                 Millie Westling                 Carma Westling Bassinson