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Fourth annual "Jazz on the Lake" concert to be held Saturday, May 18

This exciting event kicks off a week-long, year-end celebration that will conclude with the commencement of the Class of 2019 on Saturday, May 25.

Guests are encouraged to arrive at 5:30 p.m. and to bring blankets and lawn chairs to spread out across MMA’s spacious front lawn. In case of inclement weather, “Jazz on the Lake” will be held in the Centennial Gymtorium.

Parking is free along 204 North Grand Street or in MMA’s Gymtorium parking lot on Pollock Street.

“Jazz on the Lake” will be led by MMA music instructor Rob McGrath, a former member of Her Majesty’s Royal Marine Band and Jazz graduate from Middlesex University, London. Prior to joining the MMA faculty in 2016, he was a professional jazz musician and teacher in the U.K. He is also a member of the Columbia Jazz Orchestra.

The Columbia Jazz Orchestra is a community big band comprised of local musicians and Mizzou graduates who regularly perform at various venues and establishments throughout Missouri.