Springfield Jazz Festival

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Park Central Area - FREE!

Systematic Savings Bank Presents The 10th annual Springfield Jazz Festival on two downtown stages: Local & Regional Stage at Park Central East and Collegiate Stage at Park Central Square.

Signature Concert: Lee Ritenour

Growing up in L.A. in the 60’s, Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, his forty year eclectic and storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin; 17 Grammy nominations; numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the prestigious “Alumnus of the Year” award from USC. He has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit “Is It You,” which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic.

Park Central East Stage - Across from The Gillioz

  • 12:00 p.m. - MOJO Lite
  • 1:00 p.m. - Matt Streuber Trio
  • 2:00 p.m. - Duologue
  • 3:00 p.m. - Austin Farnam Quartet
  • 4:00 p.m. - Hamm/Aho Duo
  • 5:00 p.m. - Arthur Duncan Trio
  • 6:00 p.m. - The Missouri Jazz Orchestra (MOJO)

Park Central Square Pavillion Stage

  • 12:00 p.m. - MSU Jazz Ensemble II
  • 1:00 p.m. - Evangel University Jazz Band
  • 2:00 p.m. - MSU Jazz Symposium I
  • 3:00 p.m. - MSU Jazz Symposium II
  • 4:00 p.m. - Drury University Jazz Band
  • 5:00 p.m. - MSU Jazz Ensemble I

Partners

  • Systematic Savings Bank
  • Missouri Arts Council
  • Springfield Regional Arts Council
  • Springfield Public Schools
  • Springfield Music
  • Gillioz
  • MSU Jazz Studies
  • MSU Division for Diversity & Inclusion
  • Downtown Springfield Association
  • City of Springfield
bright, abstract jazz festival poster with information about the headliner, Lee Ritenour

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