The Cab Calloway Orchestra

Concert Series
April 2020

In partnership with the University Concert Series, the AIR is helping to bring The Cab Calloway Orchestra to Columbia in April 2020. Under the baton of Cab Calloway’s grandson, Calloway “CB” Brooks, the Orchestra evokes the authentic sounds of Calloway’s 1920s jazz orchestra and their high energy stage style. While here, the group will present a concert (ticketed) at the Missouri Theatre. Brooks will also spend time on campus, meeting with students enrolled in the School of Music’s popular Jazz, Pop, and Rock class (for non-majors) and will deliver a public presentation to the general public on the influence of African Americans and Missouri on jazz.