A Festival of Modern American Jazz

Second Tour

The second tour of the Festival of Modern American Jazz featured a new cast. The Art Tatum Trio, the Charlie Ventura Quintet with vocalist Mary Ann McCall, Shorty Rogers and his Giants with Shelly Manne, guitarist Johnny Smith, and Candido.

Listen to a complete show from this tour

Look at a souvenir program from this tour

September 1954

  • SUNDAY

  • MONDAY

  • TUESDAY

  • WEDNESDAY

  • THURSDAY

  • FRIDAY

  • SATURDAY

  • 12

  • 13

  • 14

  • 15

  • 16

    San Diego, CA
    Balboa Park Bowl
    8:30pm

  • 17

    Los Angeles, CA
    Shrine Auditorium

  • 18

    San Francisco, CA
    Golden Gate Theatre

  • 20

    Klamath Falls, OR
    Armory
    8pm

  • 21

    Portland, OR
    Civic Auditorium
    LISTEN

  • 22

    Vancouver, BC
    Georgia Auditorium

  • 23

    Seattle, WA
    Civic Auditorium

  • 24

    Spokane, WA
    Armory

  • 25

    Salt Lake City, UT
    Rainbow Rendevu

  • 26

    Denver, CO
    Denver Auditorium

  • 27

    Kansas City, MO
    Municipal Auditorium

  • 28

    Omaha, NE
    Paramount Theater

  • 29

    Minneapolis, MN
    Minneapolis Auditorium Concert Bowl
    8:30pm

  • 30

    Des Moines, IA
    KRNT Theater

October 1954

  • SUNDAY

  • MONDAY

  • TUESDAY

  • WEDNESDAY

  • THURSDAY

  • FRIDAY

  • SATURDAY

  • 1

    Urbana, IL
    Hill Auditorium
    Univertsity of Illinois

  • 2

    Milwaukee, WI
    Auditorium

  • 10

    Boston, MA
    Symphony Hall

  • 11

    Worcester, MA
    Auditorium

  • 12

    Providence, RI
    Auditorium

  • 13

    Hartford, CT
    Bushnell Memorial Hall
    8:30pm

  • 14

    New Haven CT
    The Arena

  • 15

    Trenton, NJ
    R.K.O. Lincoln Theater
    6:30 + 9pm

  • 16

    Rochester, NY
    Auditorium Theater
    7 + 9:30

  • 17

    Buffalo, NY
    Paramount Theater

  • 18

    Akron, OH
    9pm

  • 19

    Flint, MI
    I.M.A.

  • 20

    Indianapolis, IN
    Circle Theater
    7:30 + 9:45pm

  • 21

    Lexington, KY
    Memorial Coliseum
    University of Kentucky

  • 22

    St. Louis, MO
    Kiel Auditorium Opera House

  • 23

    Chicago, IL
    Civic Opera House
    7:15 + 10pm

  • 24

    Louisville, KY
    Armory

  • 25

    Bowling Green, KY
    Bowling Green High School gym

  • 26

    Evansville, IN
    The Coliseum

  • 27

    Cincinnati, OH
    Music Hall

  • 28

    Dayton, OH
    Auditorium

  • 29

    South Bend, IN
    Palace Theater

  • 30

    Detroit, MI
    Masonic Temple
    2 shows

  • 31

    Detroit, MI
    Masonic Temple

November 1954

  • SUNDAY

  • MONDAY

  • TUESDAY

  • WEDNESDAY

  • THURSDAY

  • FRIDAY

  • SATURDAY

  • 1

    Toronto, Ontario
    Massey Hall

  • 2

    Montreal, Québec
    The Forum

  • 3

    Syracuse, NY
    Onendaga War Memorial
    8:30pm

  • 4

    Saratoga Springs, NY
    Convention Hall

  • 5

    Philadelphia, PA
    Academy of Music
    8 + 11pm

  • 6

    Brooklyn, NY
    Paramount Theater

  • 7

    Washington, DC
    National Guard Armory

  • 8

    Baltimore, MD
    Coliseum

  • 9

    Norfolk, VA
    Center Theater

  • 10

    Richmond, VA
    The Mosque

  • 11

    Raleigh, NC
    Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

  • 12

    Columbia, SC
    Township Auditorium

  • 13

    Augusta, GA
    Bell Memorial Auditorium

  • 14

    Birmingham, AL

  • 15

    Macon, GA
    Auditorium

  • 16

    Savannah, GA
    Auditorium

  • 17

    Charleston, SC
    County Hall

  • 18

    Atlanta, GA
    Municipal Auditorium

  • 19

    Mobile, AL
    Fort Whiting Armory

  • 20

    New Orleans, LA
    Fieldhouse, Loyola University

  • 21

    Houston, TX

  • 22

  • 23

  • 24

  • 25

  • 26

  • 27