may, 2017

28may4:00 pmMancusoJazz presents the "Willie Akins Jazz Festival"4pm | FreeThe Grandel, 3610 Grandel Sq., St. Louis, MO 63103

Event Details

Free Event

At The Grandel

the Willie Akins Jazz Festival

May 28

Free Admission

Jazz Singer Joe Mancuso of MancusoJazz.com is proud to announce that the inaugural “Willie Akins Jazz Festival” will be held on Sunday May 28th, 2017 at the newly renovated Grandel Theater. Sponsored by The KWAME Foundation, The Kranzberg Arts Foundation, WebChurn.com and Barbara Graham, LLC.

This is event starts at 4pm will go into the night with a Jam Session in the Dark Room

Performing at this festival is a who’s who of St. Louis Jazz Musicians: Joe Mancuso, Freddie Washington, Jeanne Trevor, Paul DeMarinis, Ptah Williams, The Bosman Twins, Montez Coleman, Willem von Hombracht, Steve Davis, Kyle Honeycutt, Brianna Brown, Tom Byrne, Ben Wheeler, Dave Black, Eric Slaughter, Pauline Stark, Kendrick Smith, Daniel Campbell, Erika Johnson, Jeff Anderson, Curt Landes, Randy Holmes, Glen Smith, Reggie Thomas, Mardra Thomas, Wendy Gordon and more…

This is FREE Concert that will raise money for The “Willie Akins” Scholarship at Webster University where Willie taught jazz improv until his passing in October of 2015. This Scholarship will provide tuition assistance for needs based music students for many years to come keeping Willie’s legacy and devotion to the American art form forever in our minds.

We are accepting additional sponsorships and donations at: https://www.gofundme.com/willie-akins-music-scholarship-fund



(Sunday) 4:00 pm


The Grandel

3610 Grandel Sq., St. Louis, MO 63103

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