Anat Cohen, clarinetist-saxophonist and “We Always Swing” Jazz Series favorite, received an unexpected visit from Santa Claus in the lobby of her hotel in Fayetteville, Ark., Saturday morning (Dec. 10). Said Cohen, “Santa, you look like you’ve lost weight.” Replied Santa, smiling, obviously proud of the achievement, “Ho, Ho, Ho. Really? Thank you very much.“ The two “celebrities” then agreed to pose together – and a good time was had by all. After, Cohen returned to her New York base of operation and Santa, well, he headed due north.

This is a photo from Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School. The Mizzou Jazz Trio played for grades K-2 as part of the “Jazz in the Schools” initiative. Thanks to our Partners In Education sponsor U.S. Bank for helping make “Jazz in the Schools” possible. The Mizzou Jazz Trio will be back in action tomorrow playing for grades 3-5. All of this in
celebration of “Jazz Appreciation Month”.