Competitions, clinics, concerts and more, the 51st annual Eau Claire Jazz Festival is sure to take the city by storm from April 21 – 22! The festival kicks off on Friday, April 21 with student competitions happening across the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus. Guest artist headliner concerts, the 52nd Street celebration and many other performances and festivities will be following the competition to ensure a jazz-filled weekend for all festivalgoers. Guest artists Doc Severinsen and Carl Allen will be playing alongside the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Jazz Ensemble I at the State Theatre during both nights of the festival.
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Saturday, April 22 • 11:00am - 11:30am
Mankato West High School Jazz I

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Ojibwe Ballroom-UW-Eau Claire Davies Center


Andy Heglund

Andrew Heglund is Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno where he teaches percussion, directs the UNR Percussion Ensemble, and teaches jazz small groups. Heglund holds a Doctor of Arts Degree in Music from the University of Northern Colorado, a Master’s of Music Degree... Read More →

John Raymond

“Electrifyingly new and strangely familiar at the same time. With his mix of modern sounds and old-fashioned feeling, Raymond is steering jazz in the right direction” (Downbeat) Recently voted a Rising Star Trumpeter in the Downbeat Magazine Critic's Poll, John Raymond has been... Read More →

John Zimmerman

Dr. Zimmerman, a native of Minnesota, arrived as a director of instrumentalmusic at Apple Valley High School in 1993. He returned to Minnesota after teaching forfour years in Seattle and five years in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In addition to serving as Directorof Bands, his responsibilities... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am CDT