2022’s music lineup starts

at 2:00 PM


COLUMBIA JAZZ ORCHESTRA

2:00 PM

Seventeen-piece big band sound with trop flight performers.


MEGAN BIRDSALL

3:20 PM

Kansas City chanteuse brings a seasoned jazz trio with her to perform several standards.


GOOD 4 THE SOUL

4:40 PM

Hailing from St. Louis, this four-piece group defines “groove.”


TOM ANDES QUARTET

6:00 PM

A jazz festival staple, Andes brings a quartet of quality players for racing rhythms and sweet solos.


GHOST-NOTE

7:20 PM

Multi-Grammy winning artists bring jazz, hip-hop, and funk to the stage for a 90-minute percussion-based explosion of sound.

Mo Jazz

Music Festival

Saturday, 9-10-22

Doors open at 1:00 pm

Music Starts at 2:00 pm


The Outdoor Stage in



Forrest Rose Park at Rose Music Hall

1013 Park Ave.

Columbia, Missouri


Columbia, Missouri Directions


Jazz Forward Initiative

P.O. Box 104994

Jefferson City, MO  65110

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."

Our Sponsors/Friends

We are Jazz Forward Initiative.  We present the 2022

Mo Jazz Music Festival.

And the Mo Jazz Music Festival, again, was voted "Best Music Festival" and "Best Outdoor Festival" in the state-wide Missouri Life Magazine "Best of Missouri Life Awards" competition.

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