MoJazz Music Festival is a FREE event created by Jazz Forward Initiative, Incorporated, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.  After several years in the capital city, MoJazz takes wing to land at the Rose Music Hall in Columbia, Missouri for the 2018 event in September.

The 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 uniquely American art form in a safe, comfortable setting, by presenting the best locally based, regional and national Jazz and blues musicians Missouri and the world has to offer to expand their understanding and appreciation of the art form."


This year’s lineup

Noon-1:00 pm


Tulsa’s groove comes to mid-Missouri. Click on their name to listen!

1:30 pm-2:30 pm


Mid-west straight ahead with some funk thrown in

3:00 pm-4:00 pm


Top notch Funk/R&B/Soul from Kansas City. Believe it!

4:45 pm-6:00 pm (tentatively)

FUNKY KNUCKLES  Really?  Oh yeah, REALLY!  Hot from Dallas!

What it is . . .



September 2, 2018

Noon - 6:00 pm

At The Rose Music Hall

1013 Park Ave.

Columbia, Missouri

Columbia, Missouri (Directions)

Jazz Forward Initiative, Inc.

P.O. Box 104994

Jefferson City, MO  65110


Previous performer lineups

The Capital Jazzfest is now . . .

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