Jazz at Winona State University

Jazz is an inclusive art form that opens doors for creativity in a variety of disciplines. As one of the few truly American artistic traditions, jazz transcends boundaries of culture, race and economics to form a bond of commonality with participants as well as enthusiasts. WSU seeks to provide an outlet for jazz musicians of all levels to experience the art of improvisation. This arts process expands students’ ability to adapt to circumstances in all walks of life.

Latest News:

WSU Jazz Ensemble Gala Concert

WSU Jazz Ensemble Gala Concert, April 22, 2016 Featuring guest trumpet artist, Charles Lazarus 7:30 pm - PAC Vivian Fusillo Main Stage Theatre
Free admission
We will also be unveiling the new jazz logo and jazz sign - and retiring the 24-year-old red sign that has adorned the PAC stage since 1992.
We've got some great feature tunes planned including Gordon Goodwin's “Whodunnit,” Bob Curnow's arrangement of the Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays tune, “Beat 70,” and another in the series of Radiohead jazz ensemble features from James Miley, “Everything in its Right Place.”

WSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble at Mid West Music Festival

WSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble will be performing for the Mid West Music Festival at the tent stage - 4th and Franklin - just outside the Eagle's Club, on Saturday, April 30th from 5-6 pm.

Final Ed's Faculty/Student Jam Night

Thursday, May 5, 2016 is the final Ed's faculty/student jam night for 2015-2016 school year. Faculty Jazz Group from 8:00-9:15, students sitting in from 9:45-11:00 pm.

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