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June 15, 2012ST. JOSEPH, MO | By: Wayman
St. Joseph honors one of its own as the 14th annual Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival kicks off tonight.
The festival starts tonight at 6 and features jazz combos, quartets, bands, and soloists paying tribute to the original American music genre. Tonight at 6 the Mid-America All Star Jazz Ensemble starts the festival off, which also includes the St. Joseph High School All Star Band tomorrow and Horace Washington tomorrow night. The Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival runs from 6 to 10 tonight, then again tomorrow from 1 in the afternoon to 9:30 at Coleman Hawkins Park in downtown St. Joseph.