2017 -2018 Calendar Page Dates
Sept -Jim Widner Jazz Duo appearing every Friday and Saturday (ongoing) at the Cheshire Inn/Fox & Hounds Tavern (8 - 11), 6300 Clayton Road, St. Louis MO 314.647-7300 www.cheshirestl.com.
Sept. 10 - Jim Widner Big Band - St. Louis Art Fair - Clayton, MO Jazz Stage 3:30 - 5:00 p.m./www.saintlouisartfair.com
Nov. 2 - University of Missouri - St. Louis Jazz Combos concert, Touhill Performing Arts Center/Lee Theater, 7:30 p.m. (free)
Nov. 9 - Jim Widner Big Band Concert - Jazz At The Bistro,3536 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO/ 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Tickets and Information/314.571-6000/www.jazzstl.org Presented by The Cheshire and V Three Studios
Nov. 16 - University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL) Jazz Ensemble/Jazz Lab Band Concert/Touhill Performing Arts Center/Lee Theater, 7:30 p.m. (free)
Nov. 19 –St. Louis Metro Honors Jazz Band Concert - Guest Conductor/The Principia 1:00 p.m.
Dec. 3 - University of Missouri - St. Louis "JAZZ FOR THE HOLIDAYS" concert, Touhill Performing Arts Center, Anheuser Busch Performance Hall, 3:00 p.m. featuring the UMSL Jazz Ensemble - Directed by Jim Widner, Vocal Point - Directed by Dr. Jim Henry, and the UMSL Symphony Orchestra directed by Maestro Darwin Aquino (free)
Dec. 20 - UMSL Jazz Ensemble Concert/Midwest International Band & Orchestra Clinic, McCormick Place - Chicago, IL/2:30 p.m. with special guest artists Jon Faddis, Terell Stafford, Harry Watters and Greg Bissonette
January - Jim Widner Duo (ongoing), Cheshire Inn/Fox & Hounds Tavern (8 - 11), St. Louis, MO (See Sept 2017 for details)
Jan. 3 - 6 - Jazz Education Network International Conference, Dallas, TX UMSL Jazz Ensemble Concert 1/6/18 5:00 p.m./Special guest artists John Clayton and others TBA
Jan. 10 - 13 - Florida Music Educators Conference, Tampa, FL/Rhythm section Clinic sponsored by Yamaha Corp of America
Jan. 24 -27 - Missouri Music Educators Association Conference, Tan-Tar-A Resort - Lake Ozark, MO. UMSL Jazz Ensemble concert
Jan. 26 at 3:45 p.m. Jim Widner Big Band performance with guest artist Harry Watters and others TBA on
Jan. 26 10:00 p.m. - Midnight in the Crystal Ballroom.
March 6 - University of Missouri - St. Louis Jazz Ensemble concert, Touhill Performing Arts Center/ Lee Theater, 7:30 p.m. (free)
March 20 - University of Missouri - St. Louis Jazz Combos concert, Touhill Performing Arts Center/Lee Theater, 7:30 p.m. (free)
April 18 - 21 - UMSL Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival - Jim Widner Artistic Director, Kranzberg Arts Center and Anheuser- Busch Performance Hall, Touhill Performing Arts Center, University of Missouri - St. Louis, featuring high school, middle school and college bands performing throughout the four days from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Headliner concerts on the 19th, 20th, and 21st. Festival website www.gsljazzfest.com
May 3 - 4 - LaPorte High School Jazz Fest, LaPorte, IN - Mickey Stisher, Director. Jim Widner and other guest artists TBA. For more information contact Mickey Stisher 219.362 - 3102 X 3379 or firstname.lastname@example.org
May 11 - 12 - Chesterton High School "All That Jazz", Chesterton, IN - Mike Scheiber, Director. Jim Widner and other guest artist TBA. For more information contact Mike Scheiber 219.983-3730 X 7172 or Michael.email@example.com
June 3 - 8 - UMSL Big Band Jazz Camp , University of Missouri - St. Louis featuring the Jim Widner Big Band. For more information: contact Jessica Flannigan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 314.516-5980
June 10 - 15 - University of Nebraska - Omaha Jazz Camp featuring the Jim Widner Big Band, Omaha, NE. For more information contact Dr. Pete Madsen/Director of Jazz Studies 402.554-2297 or email@example.com. unojazzcamp.com
Other events will be added when dates are confirmed.