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jazz musicians performing at Jazz at Holmes

Jazz at Holmes

Join the WashU community for free live performances by noted local and regional jazz artists.

Jazz at Holmes offers free admission concerts weekly serving our students, students throughout St. Louis, our musicians, as well the community-at-large.

Throughout the spring semester, enjoy free live performances by noted local and regional jazz artists from 8-10 p.m. Thursday nights at Holmes Lounge in Ridgley Hall on the Danforth campus. 

Parking permitted in yellow zones and the Danforth University Center (DUC) parking garage only.

Jazz at Holmes is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, Office of the Provost, Student Union, Congress of the South 40, Department of Music, University College, and the Danforth University Center & Event Management. We operate on a tight budget and depend upon volunteerism and community.  Please consider supporting us.

Make a gift

For more information about giving, contact Deborah Stine at or 314-910-3104.

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Jazz at Holmes Concert Schedule

Download the Spring 2019 Jazz at Holmes Concert Poster.

January 24

Matt Galik & Kevin McCann Quartet
Young talent, brilliant music

January 31

Dave Black Itti Bitti Swing Orchestra
A new take on the classics of jazz

February 7

Dan Rubright Quartet
Lyrical music for guitar

February 14

My Funny Valentine: Music of Miles Davis, Randy Holmes, Paul Demarinus, William Lenihan, Ken Kehner, and Steve Davis
7:30 introductory lecture by noted Italian musicologist and author, Enrico Merlin

February 21

Washington University Student Songwriter/Composer/Improviser Showcase

February 28

Michael Rosen, William Lenihan, Jay Oliver, and Steve Davis
European star saxophonist, Rosen, performs new original music with an all-star band. Co-presented with the Department of Music.



March 7

Vince Varvel and William Lenihan Duo
New music for guitars, piano, bass

March 20 - Wednesday Special Event!

Ralph Towner at Graham Chapel
ECM recording artist, Grammy award-winning, legendary jazz guitarist and composer. Co-presented with the Department of Music.
Tickets: Edison Theatre Box Office ( or 314-935-6543).

March 21

Billy Barnett Group
STL blues and jazz guitar

March 28

Mwata Bowden Group with Paul Steinbeck
AACM Artist from Chicago, Saxophone + Group

April 4

George Sames, India Cooke, Greg Mills, Eric Mandat, and Tracy Andreotti
Improvisational music for mixed ensemble

April 11

A Love Supreme: music of John Coltrane, Paul Demarinus + lecture by author Ashley Kahn
Public lectures by noted author: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

April 18

WU Students of the Jazz Performance Program