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Wynton Marsalis to Help Open new St. Louis Jazz Center

Jazzed Magazine • News • September 18, 2014

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Esteemed jazz ambassador Wynton Marsalis will be on hand to headline festivities celebrating the opening of St. Louis’ state-of-the-art Harold & Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz on October 2. The state-of-the-art performance and education facility is located at the epicenter of the blossoming Grand Center arts district in St. Louis. Marsalis brings his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for a marquee performance at the center’s grand opening. Plans for a major performance and education facility have been several years in the making, as St. Louis jazz enthusiasts made a tremendous push and show of support to reclaim the city’s reputation as a top jazz hub and destination in the world. Its Midwest location offers an attractive blend of soul and sophistication not found elsewhere.

Event highlights include a first-look tour of the new, multimillion dollar facility, guided by Gene Dobbs Bradford, executive director at Jazz St. Louis. The organization will be only the third major jazz performance and education center in the country, alongside Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York and

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