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The Northwest Jazz Ensemble is embarking on a tour that will visit students from eight Kansas City-area high schools and conclude at the American Jazz Museum. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

The Northwest Jazz Ensemble is embarking on a tour that will visit students from eight Kansas City-area high schools and conclude at the American Jazz Museum. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

March 9, 2016

Northwest Jazz Ensemble to perform at American Jazz Museum


The Northwest Missouri State University Jazz Ensemble will go on a tour March 16-19, ending with a performance at the American Jazz Museum’s Blue Room.

The Jazz Ensemble will perform for students at eight different high schools during the tour.

The public is invited to attend the Jazz Ensemble’s performance at the American Jazz Museum, located at 1600 E. 18th St., in Kansas City, Missouri. Admission to the performance is free, and visitors are encouraged to buy a ticket to tour the museum.

“We are very excited to reach so many prospective students through this recruitment tour, and the opportunity to perform at the American Jazz Museum’s Blue Room,” Dr. Bill Richardson, the Jazz Ensemble’s conductor and a Northwest professor of music, said. “Many thanks to the Northwest Band Alumni Association and the Northwest Foundation for their support.”

Details about each performance are provided below.

 

Wednesday, March 16

  • 7 p.m. with the Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit North and Lee’s Summit West high school jazz ensembles at Lee’s Summit High School

 

Thursday, March 17

  • 7:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. at Blue Springs High School
  • 12:30 p.m. at Odessa High School
  • 7 p.m. at Blue Springs South High School

 

Friday, March 18

  • 10 a.m. at Kearney High School
  • 1:30 p.m. at Staley High School in Kansas City, Missouri

 

Saturday, March 19

  • Noon at the American Jazz Museum Blue Room

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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