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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Aug. 30, 2017

Northwest hosting 1920s Jazz Speakeasy fundraiser

The sounds of 1920-era jazz will fill Northwest Missouri State University’s B.D. Owens Library Friday, Sept. 8, as the University hosts a fundraiser to aid students in need.

The Northwest Jazz Combo, a small group of faculty and students dedicated to performing jazz and blues standards, will perform with jazz pianist and vocalist Kathleen Holeman while attendees enjoy delectable appetizers with lemonade and a cash bar. A backdrop with props for selfies or group photos, a 1920s slang game, and a display with history of the American Prohibition era will provide additional entertainment.

The 1920s style hors d'oeuvres by Northwest Catering will include blue cheese pear tarts, deviled eggs, cucumber stacks, crab stuffed mushrooms, crudités with dip, smoked salmon mousse with pumpernickel, shrimp cocktail, pastry pigs, olive canapés, chocolate toffee trifle and pineapple upside-down cake.

The event, which is open to all Northwest employees and community members ages 21 and older, is 7 to 11 p.m. at Novel Grounds on the first floor of the Owens Library.

Individuals interested in attending should register online through Tuesday, Sept. 5, by visiting

A suggested donation of $20 or more will help support Northwest students in need of emergency funds to assist them with maintaining their enrollment and completing their degrees.

For more information about the event, contact Carolyn Johnson at the Owens Library at or 660.562.1629.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468