The 2021 Mo Jazz Music Festival is Saturday, September 11, 2021 in Rose Park at Rose Music Hall! Fingers crossed for great weather!

A Quick Note

JFI hosts a Jazz Jam Thursday, July 29

at The Mission, 915 E. High Street

in Jefferson City, MO.

The doors open at 4:00 p.m. and the music

starts at 7:30 pm.

Always free and open to the public!

Bring your axes and saxes

and enjoy the music!



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 9-11-21

Doors open at 1:00 pm

Music starts at 2:00 pm

The Outdoor Stage in

Forrest Rose Park

of Rose Music Hall

1013 Park Ave.

Columbia, Missouri

Columbia, Missouri (Directions)

Jazz Forward Initiative, Inc.

P.O. Box 104994

Jefferson City, MO  65110


2021’s music lineup starts

at 2:00 PM


Two tenor saxes, killer rhythm section, all originals from KC.  A great combination!


Mix latin, salsa, and rock and you get the Columbia group La Movida.  Dance the day away!


Inventive, heartfelt, lyrically thought provoking, a marriage of opposing styles and sounds. From Tulsa.


Columbia’s own, Mr. Fun, lays down some creative neck factor for all to hear and enjoy.


Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music. Their high-energy, horn-driven sound features genre bending composition and

unconventional covers.

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