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Mineral Area College Evening of Jazz

2018 Evening of Jazz

Join us for an evening celebrating great American music. Each year, this concert features the MAC Jazz Ensemble and the KICKS band performing with an esteemed musical guest.

When: 7:30 pm Thursday October 11, 2018

Where: Mineral Area College Theater 5270 Flat River Road, Park Hills, MO 63601

Tickets: $5 General Admission at the Door

This Year's Featured Guest Artist / Clinician:


New York City-based drummer Allison Miller blends the tradition of jazz drumming, by way of influences such as Buddy Rich, Art Blakey and Max Roach, with an adventurous, charismatic, and propulsive style that is entirely her own. Miller has released eight albums as a leader. Her playing and song writing have garnered rave-reviews from music critics and fans alike. Miller is annually recognized in Downbeat magazine's critic's poll as one of the top jazz drummers in the world.

Allison Miller performs brilliant work as a member of the widely heralded jazz supergroup Artemis. In addition, she has been the drummer of choice for mainstream artists such as Natalie Merchant, Ani Difranco, Toshi Reagon, Joey Arias, and many others.

A three-time Jazz Ambassador of the US State Department and a Yamaha artist, Miller is a veteran jazz educator and master clinician. She currently teaches at the New School for Contemporary Music in New York City. Miller is also a published author, having written pieces for Huffington Post, Modern Drummer, Jazz Times, DRUM, Tom Tom, and Drummer UK.

Most recently, Miller was featured for the entire first week of September on Late Night with Seth Meyer in support of the upcoming release of her album with pianist Carmen Staaf, titled Science Fair. The album releases on September 21st, 2018. A limited number of copies of Science Fair will be available for purchase following the performance on October 11th. Do not miss out on the opportunity to pick up a physical copy of the album and meet the brilliant musician behind the music! See you on October 11th!


2019 Mineral Area College

Carol Moore Memorial Jazz Festival

Join us for the 33rd annual MAC Jazz Fest March 1st and 2nd, 2019.

2019 Guest Artists/Judges' Roster



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.

Tickets available in the MAC Bookstore.

For more information or ticketing info contact

Bennett Wood: 573.518.2256

or email



2019 JAZZ FEST Forms

2019 Jazz Festival Forms


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