Several upcoming concerts will put a spotlight on jazz music.

The Jazz Collective will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in Corley Auditorium. The collective is comprised of several of the university’s jazz combos. Dr. Phil Wise, Music, directs the group.

Missouri Southern’s Jazz Combos will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in Corley Auditorum. The group will be joined by saxophonist Dr. Carl Knox, director of jazz studies at Central Connecticut State University.

The performance is free and open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to bring canned good or other non-perishable items to donate to Crosslines Ministries.

Jazz & Pizza Night will be offered at 6 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Gusano’s Pizza, 3929 E. Seventh Street. Four student combos will perform. They’ll be joined by vocalist Bailey Roach as well as guest soloist Dr. Carl Knox.

The performance is free and open to the public but you are encouraged to make reservations with Gusano’s at 417-623-9090.