Jazz bands from schools across Southeast Missouri will come together to perform in the Tinnin Fine Arts Center as the Three Rivers College Music Department hosts the 31st annual Jazz Festival at 7 p.m. February 9. Admission is free. The Funky Butt Brass Band will also perform at 7 p.m. February 10 in the Tinnin Center Auditorium. Admission for the Funky Butt Brass Band is $15, and tickets may be purchased online at tinnin.ticketleap.com.
“I am pleased we are able to host the 31st Annual Three Rivers Jazz Festival,” said William White, Professor of Music at Three Rivers and director of the College’s Jazz Band. “I am sure our audiences will hear fantastic performances by all of the groups this year.”
The Saturday, February 11, performance will feature the Southeast Missouri All-District Jazz Band, which consists of the best high school jazz musicians in Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) District 10.
In addition to the performances, the festival includes clinics during the day for students in the participating bands.
“Our clinicians have been world-class educators from the beginning, and this year we have one of the best,” White said. “Please come and see the great work our area students are doing to promote America’s art form – jazz!”
People wanting more information on the annual Jazz Festival, or those interested in participating in next year’s performance, can call the Three Rivers College Music Department at 573-840-9639.