Jazz Festival

Jazz Ensembles I & II

Save the Date! The next Jazz Festival will take place February 23 & 24, 2024.

The 2024 event will begin on Friday, February 23 at 7:00 PM with a performance by the University of Minnesota Jazz Combos in Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall. On Saturday, February 24, visiting bands will perform a 20-minute set in Ted Mann Concert Hall and receive a 40-minute clinic from our esteemed clinicians and guest artists.  The event will culminate with a concert in Ted Mann Concert Hall featuring the University of Minnesota Jazz Ensembles and special guest(s) to be announced at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 24. 

The entry fee for the University of Minnesota Jazz Festival will be $400 per ensemble. Performance slots are limited, so please register as soon as possible to assure your spot. 

Dean Sorenson, Jazz Festival director


Festival Registration

Online registration ensures a quick response and accurate registration information. Spots are limited and fill fast, so please register early. We will update the website when registration is full. Payment instructions will be sent via email upon receipt of a completed registration form. 

2024 Jazz Festival Registration Form


List of 2023 Participating Schools

  • Eden Prairie High School
  • Hidden Oaks Middle School (Prior Lake)
  • Justice Page Middle School (Minneapolis)
  • Minnetonka High School
  • Rosemount High School
  • Twin Oaks Middle School (Prior Lake)
  • Two Rivers High School (Mendota Heights)