Jazz Festival

Jazz Ensembles I & II

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

Register online by filling out our application form (closed for 2023).

The 2023 event will begin on Friday, February 24 at 7:00 PM with a performance by the University of Minnesota Jazz Combos in Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall. On Saturday, February 25, 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 final concert in Ted Mann Concert Hall, featuring the University of Minnesota Jazz Ensembles and Michael Davis at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 25. 

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

Michael Davis, guest artist

Festival Registration

Online registration ensures quick receipt and effective registration record-keeping. 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. 

2023 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)