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 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Austin High School Jazz One

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Ojibwe Ballroom-UW-Eau Claire Davies Center


Jarrad Harris

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, saxophonist and educator Jarrard Harris attended the Youth Performing Arts School in high school and attended the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music to further his jazz studies. At CCM he studied with Rick VanMatre, Pat Harbison... 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 1:30pm - 2:00pm CDT