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Carol Moore Memorial Jazz Festival

Tickets Now on Sale in the MAC Bookstore

for Both Evening Concerts

Sean Jones featured with the Festival Adjudicators' All-Star Combo - Friday March 1st at 6pm in the MAC Theater

$15 Reserved Seating / $10 Student Reserved

Sean Jones featured with the MAC Jazz Ensemble and the MAC Kicks Band - Saturday March 2nd at 6pm in the MAC Theater

$15 Reserved Seating / $10 Student Reserved

Call the MAC Bookstore at 573-518-2106 for more information.

Sean Jones


About our featured guest artist:

The young jazz veteran trumpeter Sean Jones believes passionately in championing the creative arc of artists who are committed to their life journey. “I think the progression of the art form comes with people being allowed to be themselves in their rawest form with no compromise,” he has noted.

Singing and performing as a child with the church choir in his hometown of Warren, Ohio, Jones switched from the drums to the trumpet upon his first exposure to Miles Davis at the age of 10. Years later, he still cites Miles’ overall artistic vision and purity of sound as his greatest personal influence. He also credits the profound impact of hearing John Coltrane with cementing his course as a trumpeter, composer, educator, and activist.

After receiving his master’s degree from Rutgers University, Jones had a six-month stint with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. This marked the beginning of a relationship with Wynton Marsalis, whose personal work ethic and ability to break barriers had already made a significant impact on the emerging artist. Marsalis offered Jones a permanent position as lead trumpeter with the LCJO and Jones remained there until 2010.

A highly respected and in-demand musician, Jones has recorded and/or performed with many major figures including Joe Lovano, Chico O’Farrill, Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Heath, Frank Foster, Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Gerald Wilson, and Marcus Miller. The relationship with Miller led to another highly impacting experience when Jones was selected by Miller, Herbie Hancock, and Wayne Shorter for their Tribute to Miles tour in 2011.

Currently, Jones is artistic director of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, Artist-in-Residence at San Francisco Performances, and a member of The SF JAZZ Collective. In addition, he serves as a member of the Jazz Education Network’s Board of Directors and was recently appointed as artistic director of Carnegie Hall’s NYO Jazz, which makes its Carnegie Hall debut and inaugural European tour in the summer of 2018. He has recently released his eighth recording, Live from Jazz at the Bistro, on Mack Avenue Records.

Heavily involved in education, Jones taught at the Berklee College of Music as the chair of the Brass Department before joining the Peabody Conservatory as the Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair in Jazz Studies in 2018. He has also taught at Duquesne University and at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, while regularly offering master classes and clinics all around the world.

For more information or to hear more music, visit

2019 Jazz Festival Forms

Performance Application

Sample Festival Schedule

Letter to Directors

T-Shirt Order Form

Festival Fees & Guidelines

Band Personnel Listing

Campus Map

Repertoire / Soloist Listing

Clinician Bios MAC Music Scholarship Form

2019 Adjudicator Roster

Zeb Briskovich - Instructor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Rick Haydon - Prof. Emeritus, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Dr. Joseph Jefferson - Assistant Prof., Southeast Missouri State University

Ken Kehner - Instructor, University of Missouri - St. Louis

Marty Morrison - Instructor, Missouri State University

Dr. Michael Shults - Assistant Prof., University of Memphis


The foundation for the community college’s annual jazz festival was based on the hard work and commitment of the late music instructor, Carol Moore. The jazz festival was renamed in her memory after she passed away in 2008.

Previous MAC Jazz Festival guest artists include:


2018 - Melissa Aldana, Tenor Saxophone 2002 - Lou Marini, Tenor Saxophone

2017 - The Jeff Hamilton Trio

2001 - Byron Stripling, Trumpet

2016 - Doc Severinsen, Trumpet

2000 - Conrad Herwig, Trombone

2015 - New York Voices, Vocal

1999 - Jon Faddis, Trumpet

2014 - Roger Ingram, Trumpet

1998 - Pete Christlieb, Tenor Saxophone

2013 - Phil Woods, Alto Saxophone

1997 - Bill Watrous, Trombone

2012 - Delfeayo Marsalis, Trombone

1996 - Louis Bellson, Drums

2011 - Jim Widner, Bass

- Kim Park, Flute & Alto Sax

- Mike Shannon, Tenor Sax

- Brett Stamps, Trombone

1995 - Clark Terry, Trumpet

2010 - Denis Diblasio, Sax

1994 - Frank Mantooth, Piano

2009 - Joey DeFrancesco, Organ

1993 - Steve Wiest, Trombone

2008 - Wayne Bergeron, Trumpet

1992 - Ed Soph, Drums

2007 - Steve Wiest, Trombone

1991 - Jamey Aebersold, Alto Saxophone

2006 - Jim Manley, Trumpet

1990 - Guido Basso, Trumpet

2005 - Larry Coryell, Guitar

- Reggie Thomas, Organ

1989 - Marvin Stamm, Trumpet
2004 - Bobby Shew, Trumpet 1988 - Jerry Coker, Tenor Saxophone
2003 - 1987 - Marvin Stamm, Trumpet