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Ladies and Gentleman:

We have a lineup!


MU Concert Jazz Band

Start Time 1:00 PM



James Ward Band

Start Time 2:20 PM



KC Latin Jazz Orchestra

Start Time 3:40 PM



Bob DeBoo Quintet

Start Time 5:00 PM



Paa Kow and His

Afro-Fusion Orchestra

Start Time 6:30 PM


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."

Mo Jazz

Music Festival

Saturday, 9-7-24

Doors open at Noon

Music Starts at 1:00 pm


The Outdoor Stage in



Forrest Rose Park at Rose Music Hall

1013 Park Ave.

Columbia, Missouri


Columbia, Missouri Directions


Jazz Forward Initiative

3621 Augusta

Columbia, MO  65203

Our Sponsors/Friends

Mo Jazz Music Festival

Photo by Alex Solca