2015 - 2016 Calendar


2015

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.

Oct 25 - Jim Widner Big Band, Touhill Performing Arts Center, Lee Theater 3:00 p.m. For tickets – Touhill Box Office 314.516-4949, or Touhill.org

Nov. 10 - University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) Jazz Ensemble/Jim Widner, Director, Touhill Performing Arts Center/Lee Theater, 7:30 p.m. (free)

Nov. 19 – University of Missouri – St. Louis Jazz Combos, Touhill Performing Arts Center/Lee Theater, 7:30 p.m. (free)

Dec. 2 - Jim Widner Big Band concert at the Etta and Joseph Miller Performing Arts Center, 501 Madison, Jefferson City, MO, 7:00 p.m. For ticket information 573.632.3444 or jcschools.us/page/12879

Dec. 6 – University of Missouri - St. Louis Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Point and University Orchestra “JAZZ FOR THE HOLIDAYS” concert, Touhill Performing Arts Center, Anheuser Busch Performance Hall, 3:00 p.m. Jazz Ensemble directed by Jim Widner, Vocal Point directed by Dr. Jim Henry, University Symphony Orchestra directed by Dr. Jim Richards.

Dec. 16 - 19 - Midwest International Band & Orchestra Clinic, McCormick Place – Chicago, IL for Yamaha Corporation of America .

Dec 17 – Guest Conductor with the Ft. Zumwalt North High School Jazz Band. 2016 January - Jim Widner Duo, Cheshire Inn/Fox & Hounds Tavern (8 – 11), St. Louis, MO (See August 2015 for details)

2016

Jan. 6 – 9 – Jazz Education Network International Conference, Louisville, KY. Jim Widner appears courtesy of the Yamaha Corporation of America

Jan. 23 - Folsom High School Jazz Festival, Folsom, CA

Jan. 27 - 30 – Missouri Music Educators Association Conference, Tan-Tar-A Resort – Lake Ozark, MO. Jim Widner Big Band performance on Friday, Jan. 29 at 10:00 p.m. in the Crystal Ballroom.

Feb 10 – 13 – Texas Music Educators Conference, San Antonio, TX. Guest Conductor, Texas All-State Jazz Band

March 8 - University of Missouri – St. Louis Jazz Ensemble, Touhill Performing Arts Center/ Lee Theater, 7:30 p.m. (free)

March 13 - Jim Widner Big Band Concert, Touhill PAC/Lee Theater 3:00 p.m. For tickets: Touhill Box Office 314.516-4949 or touhill.org March 22 - University of Missouri – St. Louis Jazz Combos, Touhill Performing Arts Center/Lee Theater, 7:30 p.m. (free)

March 24 – 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert, University of Missouri – Studio Jazz Band featuring alumni Jim Widner, Mike Metheny, Al Lowe, Randy Holmes, John Brophy, Jim Sochinski, Gloria Cooper, Allen Beeson and a host of others. Special guest – Dr. Larry Sutherland, Founder and Director. Missouri Theater, Columbia, MO. For further information contact Dr. Arthur White arthurwhitedma@gmail.com

April 16 - Michigan State University “Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival, Rodney Whitaker – Director. For information contact Rodney Whitaker at whitaker22@msu.edu

April 21 - 23 – 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 22nd and 23rd. Friday, April 22 – 8:00 p.m., John Pizzarelli Quartet (opening set with the UMSL Jazz Ensemble directed by Jim Widner). Saturday, April 23 – 8:00 p.m. – the M.F. All Star Band – “Celebrating the Music of Maynard Ferguson” featuring Wayne Bergeron, Frank Green, Steve Wiest, Denis DiBlasio, Stockton Helbing and others (opening set with the UMSL Jazz Ensemble directed by Jim Widner). For headliner concert tickets information contact the Touhill Box Office 314.516-4949 or touhill.org. Festival website www.gsljazzfest.com

May 6 - 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 mstisher@lpcsc.k12.in.us

June 5 - 10 – 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 widnerjl@umsl.edu

June 12 - 17 – 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 petermadsen@mail.unomaha.edu. unojazzcamp.com Other events will be added when dates are confirmed. www.jimwidnerbigband.com

Other events will be added when dates are confirmed.