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
Mankato West High School Jazz II

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Dakota Ballroom- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center


Josh Becker

Dr. Joshua Becker is a Twin Cities-based educator and trombonist. He teaches band and orchestra at Eagle Ridge Middle School in Savage, MN and directs the brass choir at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville. He also maintains a large low brass studio of middle high school... Read More →

Greg Keel

Greg is on the faculty at MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis, Carleton College in Northfield MN, Hamline University and Century College in St. Paul. He is a conductor with the MacPhail Jazz Combo Program, Summer Jazz Workshops and Community Partnership residencies.Greg co-hosts... Read More →

Lauren Sevian

Grammy award winning baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian has been a mainstay on the jazz scene for nearly 20 years. After graduating from Manhattan School of Music, she became a regular with the Mingus Big Band, and is enjoying a career as an active side woman performing with groups... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm CDT