The Hayden Liberty Center Association for the Arts, Inc. is kicking off its film series Friday, Nov. 4 and will feature internationally-recognized musician Jeff Barnhart. The movies begin at 7 p.m. and will feature a variety of silent film movies along with humorous stories and live accompaniment by Barnhart. Tickets are $10 each with children 5-12 free with an adult.

Jeff Barnhart, of Mystic Connecticut, is an internationally renowned pianist, vocalist, arranger, bandleader, recording artist, composer, educator and entertainer. Jeff leads several bands in the UK: the Fryer-Barnhart International Jazz Band, which concentrates on hot music of the 1920’s, and Jeff Barnhart’s British Band, which performs small group swing of the 30’s and Jeff Barnhart and His Rhythm - The New Fats Waller Show. Due to his versatility, vast repertoire and vibrant energy, Barnhart is in increasing demand as a participant in international jazz events as either a soloist or as pianist in All-Star Jazz ensembles.

In addition to his own label, Jazz Alive Records, Jeff plays piano and sings on the international labels GHB, Summit-World Jazz Records, Music Minus One, and the two largest jazz labels in the UK, Lake Records and P.E.K. Sound. Most recently, Jeff has joined the roster of artists featured on the Arbors Records label, with 4 recordings currently available: the most recent featuring jazz legends Bob Wilber and Bucky Pizzarelli.

The silent film matinee is only $10 per person with children ages 5-12 free. This is a great way to bring show the kids the kinds of films their grandparents used to watch. Tickets to the Hot Piano Show will be $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Tickets are now available at the Liberty Center, 111 West 5th Street, by calling (660) 827-3228, or via e-mail at They will also be available the night of the show.

This event is sponsored by Wilken Music, the Cooney Endowment for the Arts, Missouri Arts Council, Sedalia Tourism Commission and Townsquare Media.