“Many of my dreams have come true, but what I’ve learned is that dreams CHANGE. I always thought that the most important thing was to play my horn, but later on I had a NEW dream: to help young musicians make THEIR dreams come true. That became my supreme joy and my greatest aspiration.”

-Clark Terry

In celebrating the legacy of St. Louis’ own jazz legend Clark Terry, Jazz St. Louis is excited to present the Clark Terry Jazz Ambassador Award. This annual award will recognize someone in the St. Louis region who embodies the spirit of Clark Terry, inspiring and furthering a love of jazz in young people. If you know anyone who fits this mold, please nominate them at the link below. Nominees do not need to be music teachers or even full-time educators, just someone who uses jazz as a vehicle to positively influence the lives of young people. The inaugural award was presented in April 2022. Nominations for the 2023 award are open now!


More information and the application can be found on our website here: https://jazzstl.org/participate/clarkterryaward/