Events & Festivals

Holiday jazz concert coming Dec. 22

Hannibal pianist Bill Morrison will be among the musicians to perform during the Holiday Jazz concert at 6 p.m. Sunday Dec. 22, at the Hannibal Arts Council.
For The Courier-Post
Posted: Dec. 6, 2019 10:00 am Updated: Dec. 7, 2019 4:43 pm

HANNIBAL | The sounds of holiday jazz music will be presented at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main St. in Hannibal.

The Live at 105 Holiday Jazz concert will feature Bill Morrison on piano, Dr. Bennett Wood on saxophone, Tom Byrne on guitar, Kevin Hennessy on bass and Marty Morrison on drums. Tickets are available for $15 for adults and free of charge for students, and pre-registration and pre-payment are required. HAC will take on a jazz club atmosphere for the event, and Morrison will perform on the Kawai grand piano graciously on loan to HAC from the family of Jason Dugger.

Tickets are available by visiting and searching for LIVE@105, calling 573-221-6545 or stopping by HAC at 105 S. Main St.

The performance is sponsored by the Missouri Arts Council, the Hannibal Arts Council, Robert M. Clayton II, Bob and Fran Cook, Sam Giacomin, Ann Nagy and Debbie and David Nichols.

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