CANCELLED - The Greater Saint Louis Jazz Festival featuring John Scofield

Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival 2020

  • Apr 17 , 2020
  • Tickets starting at $35
  • $33 Senior | $15 Student/Youth

The Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival has been cancelled for 2020.

For information about refunding band fees, please visit the Festival website. 


The Touhill Ticket Office will reach out to patrons holding tickets for the headliner concerts.

A Note from the Festival Director, Adaron Jackson:

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is committed to the health and safety of our entire community. As such, guided by local, state, and national health authorities concerning the spread of Novel Coronavirus COVID-19, we have decided to cancel the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival 2020. We do this out of an abundance of concern for the well-being of students, school participants, musicians, patrons and staff.


We look forward to next year’s festival and your continued support. This festival is designed to support the development of participating schools’ music programs. Our goal is twofold: inspire students and band directors through the experience of receiving professional feedback from clinicians and adjudicators, and to provide an opportunity to experience performances from world class jazz musicians. In the 15-year history of UMSL hosting the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival, more than 535 schools have participated, reaching over 12,000 students. I look forward to building on the legacy of this success. See you next year.


Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival

April 14-17, 2021


“Jazz as Art allows us to discover our own voice and explore each other’s humanity.”

Aside from being one of the principal innovators of modern jazz guitar, JOHN SCOFIELD is a creative artist of an even rarer sort: a stylistic chameleon who has forged a consistent, rock-solid aesthetic identity.


Looking to commemorate his 66th year, Scofield penned twelve original compositions and formed a swinging new group to record and tour the music. Rising star Gerald Clayton was an obvious choice on piano, an instrument central to the new tunes. The connection between Scofield and drummer Bill Stewart strengthens as the decades pass. It was Stewart who introduced bassist Vicente Archer to the project, having worked with him on a Nicholas Payton recording. Scofield is thrilled with the group and in addition to the musical combustion, especially enjoys the inter-generational quality - sixties, fifties, forties and thirties represented!

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