Jazz Festival

Jazz Ensembles I & II

The University of Minnesota Jazz Festival is returning again in 2023! It will occur on Friday, February 24th, and Saturday, February 25th, 2023. You and your students will reap the benefits of this exciting lineup of clinicians and guest artists. This year's featured guest artist is trombonist Michael Davis.

Register online by filling out our application form.

The event will begin on Friday, February 24th at 7:00pm with a performance by the University of Minnesota Jazz Combos in Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall. On Saturday, February 25th, 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 guest artist at 7:00pm on Saturday, February 25th. 

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