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. 

Upcoming Events

New York Pianist and La Crosse, WI Native Dave Marck and His Quartet: Greg Balfany, Saxophones; Karyn Quinn, Bass; Rich MacDonald, Drums - Night and Day: A Celebration of Cole Porter

Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7:30pm
Vivian Fusillo Main Stage Theatre
Admission: Donation to WSU Friends of Jazz

All proceeds from donations will be graciously matched by arts patron Bill Koutsky. This event (PDF) is sponsored by Bill Koutsky and the WSU Foundation.

Jazz Drummer and Educator Carl Allen

Monday, Sept. 17 from 6-9pm: Coach WSU Jazz Combos
Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 12:30-2pm: Drumset Clinic Presentation
Both events take place in PAC 156. Both are free and open to the public.

Mr. Allen's appearance (PDF) is co-sponsored by Zildjian, DW Drum Workshop, Remo and LP Latin Percussion.