Jazz St. Louis hosted ‘Jazz’ll Dazzle,’ a gala at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, to benefit the group’s education and outreach programs. Special performers included the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars, and guest artist Chiara Civello.
Michael and Carol Staenberg received the Barbara Rose Memorial Award for their support of youth jazz education which offers specialized coaching and lessons, performance opportunities, outreach activities and more.
The late Rose was the founder of Jazz at the Bistro, which is now known as Jazz St. Louis. Gala presenter was The Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation.
Gala co-chairs were Steve O’Loughlin, president and COO of Lodging Hospitality Management and Kelly Kodner, of Kodner Gallery of Fine Art. Advisory chair was Joan Quicksilver, and Cordell Whitlock of KSDK was the emcee.