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 featured guest artist Dale Alexander at 11:30 AM on Saturday, February 24. 


Dean Sorenson, Jazz Festival director

Dale Alexander, featured guest artist


Festival Registration

Registration for the 2024 Jazz Festival is now closed. For more information about the event or to be placed on a waiting list, please contact ensemble@umn.edu.


List of 2024 Participating Schools

  • Eden Prairie High School
  • Eagan High School
  • Hidden Oaks Middle School (Prior Lake)
  • Minneapolis Southwest High School
  • Rosemount High School
  • Twin Oaks Middle School (Prior Lake)
  • Austin High School
  • Longfellow Middle School (La Crosse, WI)