Tickets are on sale for the River City Jazz Masters Series’ 2011-2012 season.

The series, in its fifth year, is presented by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge in collaboration with the River City Jazz Coalition. There will be six concerts in the Manship Theatre, all featuring highly acclaimed talent and superior musicianship.

There will be performances at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. for each concert.

On Sept. 21, the season kicks off with the eight-time Grammy Award-winning and NEA Jazz Master pianist McCoy Tyner leading his quartet, followed by world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli on Oct. 13.

Saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano and US 5 will perform Oct. 20, and two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist and pianist Diane Schurr will be in concert Jan. 12, 2012.

On April 26, 2012, Terence Blanchard and Pancho Sanchez will perform, and jazz vocalist Patti Austin will perform the finale concert May 17, 2012.

Tickets are $25 and $45 and can be purchased by calling (225) 344-0334 or by visiting

For more information, call (225) 344-8558 or visit