2016 - 2017 Calendar
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.
Nov. 3 - University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) Jazz Ensemble concert/Jim Widner, Director, Touhill Performing Arts Center/Lee Theater, 7:30 p.m. (free)
Nov. 6 - Jim Widner Big Band concert, Tribute to Ray Charles with special guest Brian Owens, Touhill Performing Arts Center, Lee Theater 3:00 p.m. For tickets-Touhill Box Office 314.516-4949, or Touhill.org
Nov. 17- University of Missouri - St. Louis Jazz Combos concert, Touhill Performing Arts Center/Lee Theater, 7:30 p.m. (free)
Dec. 4- 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, Vocal Point and the University Symphony Orchestra (free)
Dec. 14 -17 - Midwest International Band & Orchestra Clinic, McCormick Place-Chicago, IL for Yamaha Corporation of America .
January - Jim Widner Duo, Cheshire Inn/Fox & Hounds Tavern (8-11), St. Louis, MO (See Sept 2016 for details)
Jan. 4- 7-Jazz Education Network International Conference, New Orleans, LA. Jim Widner appears courtesy of the Yamaha Corporation of America
Jan. 25 - 28 - Missouri Music Educators Association Conference, Tan-Tar-A Resort-Lake Ozark, MO. Jim Widner Big Band performance on Friday, Jan.27 at 10:00 p.m. in the Crystal Ballroom.
Feb 17 & 18 - University of Missouri - St. Louis Jazz Ensemble Tour
Feb. 17 - Carl Junction High School Jazz Festival, Carl Junction, MO Concert by the UMSL Jazz Ensemble (evening performance) For further information contact Scott Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 18 - Parkview High School Jazz Festival, Springfield Art Museum, 1111 East Brookside Dr, Springfield, MO. Concert by the UMSL Jazz Ensemble (1:00 p.m.) For further information contact Curtis Tipton at email@example.com
Feb. 24 -25-University of Nebraska-Omaha Jazz Festival, Guest artist/Clinician
March 7 - University of Missouri - St. Louis Jazz Ensemble concert, Touhill Performing Arts Center/ Lee Theater, 7:30 p.m. (free)
March 17 - Indiana State Music Festival Jazz Ensemble finals, Guest Clinician Indianapolis, IN
March 19 - Jim Widner Big Band Concert tribute to Maynard Ferguson with special guest Jim Manley. Touhill PAC/Lee Theater 3:00 p.m. For tickets: Touhill Box Office 314.516-4949 or touhill.org
March 21 - University of Missouri - St. Louis Jazz Combos concert, Touhill Performing Arts Center/Lee Theater, 7:30 p.m. (free)
April 20 - 22 - UMSL Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival - Jim Widner Artistic Director, Anheuser- Busch Performance Hall, Touhill Performing Arts Center, University of Missouri - St. Louis, featuring high school, middle school and college bands performing throughout the three days from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Headliner concerts on the 21st and 22nd TBA. Festival website
April 27 - Evangel University, Springfield, MO Clinics and concerts by the Jim Widner Big Band. Evening performance at 7:30 p.m. For further information contact Joel Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 4 - 5 - 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 email@example.com May 12-13 - 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.firstname.lastname@example.org
June 4 - 9 - UMSL Big Band Jazz Camp , University of Missouri - St. Louis featuring the Jim Widner Big Band. For more information: contact Jim Widner 314.516-4235 or email@example.com
June 11 - 16 - University of Nebraska - Omaha Jazz Camp featuring the Jim Widner Big Band, Omaha, NE. For more information contactDr. Pete Madsen/Director of Jazz Studies firstname.lastname@example.org. unojazzcamp.com Other events will be added when dates are confirmed.