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

  • WSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble and WSU students will be appearing at Ed’s No-Name Bar (3rd and Franklin St., Winona) on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 8-11pm. The faculty group starts at 8pm. Students will join in about 9:45pm. This is the first of four monthly sessions at Ed’s this fall. The others are Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7. Admission is free.
  • Jazz Concert Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2017: Friends of Jazz Fundraiser with the Dave Marck Quartet
    Fascinating Rhythm: Celebrating the Music of George Gershwin (PDF)