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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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Friday, April 21
 

9:30am

McNally Smith College of Music Advanced Jazz Ensemble
Gantner Concert Hall Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Friday April 21, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
TBA

10:00am

McNally Smith College of Music Fusion Ensemble
Phillips Recital Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Friday April 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
TBA

10:00am

Memorial High School Jazz III
Dakota Ballroom- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Friday April 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am

10:30am

10:30am

McNally Smith College of Music Jazz III
Phillips Recital Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
AB

Adam Bever

Mr. Bever grew up in White Bear Lake, MN and received his bachelors degree in Music Education from UW-Eau Claire in 1997. He taught for 16 years at Unity High School in Balsam Lake, WI before coming to Rice Lake in the fall of 2013. Mr. Bever is currently the primary instructor... Read More →
CC

Chris Caine

Chris Caine is a versatile freelance trombonist and educator from Duluth, Minnesota. He has recently been on the road with the nationally touring productions of Anything Goes, ELF the Musical and the first national tour of Bullets Over Broadway. Every summer he is a faculty member... Read More →
TG

Tony Guzman

Arranger, conductor, and music educator from the Dominican Republic. Guzmán is currently director of the jazz program and the Weston Noble Endowed Chair in Music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He has written many choral arrangements of Caribbean and Latin American traditional... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

10:30am

Elk Mound High School
Dakota Ballroom- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Friday April 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

NCU Combo II - The Inside Job
Phillips Recital Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
TBA

11:00am

Auburndale High School Jazz Ensemble
Dakota Ballroom- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am

11:00am

Career in Music
HFA Room 159-Haas Fine Arts

Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm

11:30am

NCU Combo I - Funk Bus
Phillips Recital Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Friday April 21, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Improv
HFA Room 159-Haas Fine Arts

Friday April 21, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

12:30pm

North Hennepin Community College Jazz Ensemble
Gantner Concert Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
AH

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 →
PO

Phil Ostrander

Phil Ostrander is Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of Wisconsin-EauClaire where he conducts the Symphony Band and teaches private trombone. Priorto his work at Eau Claire, he held a faculty position in New York at SUNYGeneseo and Bethany College in Kansas. He has... Read More →
LS

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 →
MS

Michael Shults

axophonist Michael Shults has been praised for his “strong, imaginative” improvisations (Downbeat Magazine) and “fresh and intelligent musical ideas” (The Pitch). As a graduate student at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Michael was a finalist in the 2012 North... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
TBA

12:30pm

UW-Madison Contemporary Jazz Ensemble
Phillips Recital Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
BB

Bob Bowman

Bob Bowman has performed with numbers of artists including Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Frank Mantooth, Carmen McRae, Freddie Hubbard, Bud Shank, Karrin Allyson, Dan Haerle, Steve Houghton, Steve Allee. Bob has toured around the world and been on many recordings... Read More →
JK

John Kizilarmut

John Kizilarmut has performed with a wide range of artists and groups including Aretha Franklin, Doc Severinsen, Matt Wilson, Branford Marsalis, Logan Richardson, Clark Terry, New York Voices, Ana Gasteyer, Conspirare, Shirley Jones, DJ Starscream, and the Des Moines Symphony... Read More →
PS

Peter Sclamb

Peter Schlamb is a vibraphonist based in Kansas City, MO. He recently released his debut album “Tinks” and maintains a busy schedule performing locally, nationally and internationally. Peter spent several years in New York where he attended and graduated from New School University... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
TBA

12:30pm

Red Wing High School Jazz I
Dakota Ballroom- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
LF

Lennie Foy

Leonard Foy, a native of Winston-Salem, NC, is Professor of Trumpet at DePauw University. He also serves as artist/faculty at Birch Creek Academy and the Interlochen Arts Camp. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and also the Performer’s Certificate at the Eastman... Read More →
TL

Tom Luer

Tom Luer is a freelance saxophonist who resides in Los Angeles, CA, and is a D’Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist. His album "Project Popular" was released in 2011 to critical acclaim. Recent recording credits include Dave Slonaker’s Grammy nominated album “Intrada” and... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

UW-Madison Jazz Orchestra
Gantner Concert Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
AH

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 →
PO

Phil Ostrander

Phil Ostrander is Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of Wisconsin-EauClaire where he conducts the Symphony Band and teaches private trombone. Priorto his work at Eau Claire, he held a faculty position in New York at SUNYGeneseo and Bethany College in Kansas. He has... Read More →
LS

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 →
MS

Michael Shults

axophonist Michael Shults has been praised for his “strong, imaginative” improvisations (Downbeat Magazine) and “fresh and intelligent musical ideas” (The Pitch). As a graduate student at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Michael was a finalist in the 2012 North... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:00pm

McNally Smith College of Music Hot Club
Phillips Recital Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
BB

Bob Bowman

Bob Bowman has performed with numbers of artists including Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Frank Mantooth, Carmen McRae, Freddie Hubbard, Bud Shank, Karrin Allyson, Dan Haerle, Steve Houghton, Steve Allee. Bob has toured around the world and been on many recordings... Read More →
JK

John Kizilarmut

John Kizilarmut has performed with a wide range of artists and groups including Aretha Franklin, Doc Severinsen, Matt Wilson, Branford Marsalis, Logan Richardson, Clark Terry, New York Voices, Ana Gasteyer, Conspirare, Shirley Jones, DJ Starscream, and the Des Moines Symphony... Read More →
PS

Peter Sclamb

Peter Schlamb is a vibraphonist based in Kansas City, MO. He recently released his debut album “Tinks” and maintains a busy schedule performing locally, nationally and internationally. Peter spent several years in New York where he attended and graduated from New School University... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:00pm

Wausau West Jazz Ensemble
Dakota Ballroom- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
LF

Lennie Foy

Leonard Foy, a native of Winston-Salem, NC, is Professor of Trumpet at DePauw University. He also serves as artist/faculty at Birch Creek Academy and the Interlochen Arts Camp. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and also the Performer’s Certificate at the Eastman... Read More →
TL

Tom Luer

Tom Luer is a freelance saxophonist who resides in Los Angeles, CA, and is a D’Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist. His album "Project Popular" was released in 2011 to critical acclaim. Recent recording credits include Dave Slonaker’s Grammy nominated album “Intrada” and... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:30pm

McNally Smith College of Music Jazz II
Phillips Recital Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
BB

Bob Bowman

Bob Bowman has performed with numbers of artists including Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Frank Mantooth, Carmen McRae, Freddie Hubbard, Bud Shank, Karrin Allyson, Dan Haerle, Steve Houghton, Steve Allee. Bob has toured around the world and been on many recordings... Read More →
JK

John Kizilarmut

John Kizilarmut has performed with a wide range of artists and groups including Aretha Franklin, Doc Severinsen, Matt Wilson, Branford Marsalis, Logan Richardson, Clark Terry, New York Voices, Ana Gasteyer, Conspirare, Shirley Jones, DJ Starscream, and the Des Moines Symphony... Read More →
PS

Peter Sclamb

Peter Schlamb is a vibraphonist based in Kansas City, MO. He recently released his debut album “Tinks” and maintains a busy schedule performing locally, nationally and internationally. Peter spent several years in New York where he attended and graduated from New School University... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
TBA

1:30pm

Brookfield Central Jazz Ensemble 2
Dakota Ballroom- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
LF

Lennie Foy

Leonard Foy, a native of Winston-Salem, NC, is Professor of Trumpet at DePauw University. He also serves as artist/faculty at Birch Creek Academy and the Interlochen Arts Camp. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and also the Performer’s Certificate at the Eastman... Read More →
TL

Tom Luer

Tom Luer is a freelance saxophonist who resides in Los Angeles, CA, and is a D’Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist. His album "Project Popular" was released in 2011 to critical acclaim. Recent recording credits include Dave Slonaker’s Grammy nominated album “Intrada” and... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
TBA

3:15pm

Carl Allen
Gantner Concert Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Friday April 21, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm

5:00pm

As of Now Jazz Combo
Valleybrook 410 Cafe

Friday April 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm

5:00pm

Davey J and Jan Hazen
The Plus

Friday April 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm

5:00pm

Memorial High School
Micon Budget Cinema

Friday April 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm

5:00pm

The Little Trio
The Venue

Friday April 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm

5:00pm

UKE
The Lakely

Friday April 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm

5:00pm

UWEC Jazz II
Eau Claire Stream

Friday April 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm

5:00pm

Slyvan Springs Jazz Group
Volume One

Friday April 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm

5:00pm

Ako
Clancy's

Friday April 21, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm

5:00pm

Lowertown Hot Club
Revival Records

Friday April 21, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm

5:00pm

Nick Foytik
Houligans

Friday April 21, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm

5:30pm

SPAT
The Dive

Friday April 21, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm

6:00pm

CollECtive Choir
Eau Claire Stream

Friday April 21, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm

6:00pm

UWEC Jazz II
The Lismore

Friday April 21, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm

6:00pm

Combros
Valleybrook 410 Cafe

Friday April 21, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm

6:00pm

Duluth Jazz Co-Op
Micon Budget Cinema

Friday April 21, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm

6:00pm

Francois La Mere
The Venue

Friday April 21, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm

6:00pm

Silverback Trio
The Lakely

Friday April 21, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm

6:00pm

The Trytones
The Plus

Friday April 21, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm

6:30pm

Jayson Collins Grouptet
Volume One

Friday April 21, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm

7:00pm

Dixieland Express
Stones Throw

Friday April 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm

7:00pm

UKE
Eau Claire Stream

Friday April 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm

7:00pm

CollECtive Choir
Acoustic Cafe

Friday April 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

7:00pm

Catya's Trio
Clancy's

Friday April 21, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm

7:00pm

Davey J and Friends
Houligans

Friday April 21, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm

7:00pm

Open Jam
Revival Records

Friday April 21, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm

7:30pm

7 Swing
The Lismore

Friday April 21, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm

7:30pm

John Raymond Group
The Dive

Friday April 21, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm

8:00pm

Forward Brass
Eau Claire Stream

Friday April 21, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

8:00pm

Break Down Buildings
Stones Throw

Friday April 21, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm

8:00pm

Contingent Quintet
The Venue

Friday April 21, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm

8:00pm

Equinox
Volume One

Friday April 21, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm

8:00pm

NUTO Dixieland Band
The Plus

Friday April 21, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm

8:00pm

River City Ramblers
Micon Budget Cinema

Friday April 21, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm

8:00pm

Ruckus
The Lakely

Friday April 21, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm

8:00pm

Valleybrook Staff
Valleybrook 410 Cafe

Friday April 21, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm

8:00pm

Ako
Mousetrap

Friday April 21, 2017 8:00pm - Thursday September 21, 2017 10:00pm

8:30pm

Bottleneck Brass
Acoustic Cafe

Friday April 21, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm

9:00pm

Nick Foytik
Firehouse

Friday April 21, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm

9:00pm

Octa as in Gin
Revival Records

Friday April 21, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm

9:00pm

Robbie and the Goodvibes
Eau Claire Stream

Friday April 21, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm

9:00pm

Left Field Quartet
Houligans

Friday April 21, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm

9:00pm

Omnos Qunitet
Clancy's

Friday April 21, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm

9:00pm

Weapons of Brass Destruction
The Lismore

Friday April 21, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm

9:30pm

Jake Arnold Group
The Dive

Friday April 21, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm

10:00pm

Alumni Big Band
Stones Throw

Friday April 21, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm

10:00pm

Bottleneck Brass
Eau Claire Stream

Friday April 21, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm

10:00pm

Colin Heshmat Quartet
Mousetrap

Friday April 21, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm

10:00pm

Forward Brass
Micon Budget Cinema

Friday April 21, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm

10:00pm

Todd Bartlett and Jerry Way
Valleybrook 410 Cafe

Friday April 21, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm

10:00pm

Luc Larson Trio with Strings ft. Blacck Lagoon
Acoustic Cafe

Friday April 21, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm

10:00pm

Lauren Sevian Group
Firehouse

Friday April 21, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday April 22, 2017 12:00am

10:00pm

Liscio Combo
The Venue

Friday April 21, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday April 22, 2017 12:00am

10:00pm

Real Big Band
The Plus

Friday April 21, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday April 22, 2017 12:00am

10:00pm

The Eau Claire Jazz Festival All-Stars
The Lakely

Friday April 21, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday April 22, 2017 12:00am

11:00pm

Fredrick/Bergh/Olson/Allen
The Dive

Friday April 21, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00am

11:00pm

Troppo
The Lismore

Friday April 21, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00am

12:00am

Clear Water Jazz
Firehouse

Saturday April 22, 2017 12:00am - 2:00am

12:00am

Evan Middlesworth Soul Tribute Band
Stones Throw

Saturday April 22, 2017 12:00am - 2:00am

12:00am

Liscio
The Venue

Saturday April 22, 2017 12:00am - 2:00am

12:00am

Steve Kenny Quartet
The Plus

Saturday April 22, 2017 12:00am - 2:00am
 
Saturday, April 22
 

8:00am

River Falls High School Jazz II
Speakers
TG

Tedd Gullickson

Tedd Gullickson directed high school bands in Minnesota for over 30 years bringing his Mankato West Jazz Band to numerous festivals, national events and the Minnesota Music Educators Convention. He has played in numerous groups, backed national artists and is currently manager and... Read More →
PH

Phil Holm

Phil graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Mr. Holm is one of the original directors for Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands. MYJB, now in its 13th season, enjoys four dynamic High School Ensembles, three Middle School Ensembles and... Read More →
SZ

Steve Zenz

Steve Zenz has been involved in the music business as professional musician andteacher for more than fifty years. During that time he has played withinnumerable musical organizations and personalities representing almost everystyle of music. His professional credits include performances... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Riverside Theater-Haas Fine Arts 121 Water Street, Eau Claire WI, 54701

8:30am

Roseville Area High School Jazz Ensemble II
Dakota Ballroom- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
JB

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 →
GK

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 →
LS

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 8:30am - 9:00am
TBA

8:30am

Tomah High School Jazz 1
Gantner Concert Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
BH

Brian Handleland

Brian Handeland is a saxophonist/woodwind doubler and a native of Minneapolis, MN. Brian studied saxophone and jazz at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of North Texas, where he played/recorded with a large variety of ensembles including the DownBeat award... Read More →
MM

Matt Mealey

Matt Mealey has toured all across the country as a freelance trumpet artist. Performing credits include: lead trumpet for Wayne Newton, the New York Voices, the Irish Tenors, the Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Dorsey, Mannheim Steamroller, Gap Mangione... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
TBA

8:30am

Mesabi East Jazz Band
Speakers
TG

Tedd Gullickson

Tedd Gullickson directed high school bands in Minnesota for over 30 years bringing his Mankato West Jazz Band to numerous festivals, national events and the Minnesota Music Educators Convention. He has played in numerous groups, backed national artists and is currently manager and... Read More →
PH

Phil Holm

Phil graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Mr. Holm is one of the original directors for Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands. MYJB, now in its 13th season, enjoys four dynamic High School Ensembles, three Middle School Ensembles and... Read More →
SZ

Steve Zenz

Steve Zenz has been involved in the music business as professional musician andteacher for more than fifty years. During that time he has played withinnumerable musical organizations and personalities representing almost everystyle of music. His professional credits include performances... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Riverside Theater-Haas Fine Arts 121 Water Street, Eau Claire WI, 54701

8:30am

Osceola Middle School Jazz Ensemble
Centenial Room 2924-Centenial Hall

Speakers
JG

John Greene

John retired in 2015 after 37 years of teaching grades 5-12. He was most recently at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley, where he taught 8th grade bands, jazz ensemble, and percussion ensemble. John was named 2013-2014 "Music Educator of the Year" by the Minnesota Music Educators... Read More →
HH

Harvey Halpus

HarveyHalpaus, retired educator was a full time music educator for 35 years. Agraduate of UW River Falls(BME) and U of Iowa(MA) he studied trumpet with Conrad DeJong and John Beer. At Ellsworth Wisconsin he hasconducted, directed concert bands and nationally recognized jazz ensembles... Read More →
RL

Randy Lee

Mr. Randy Lee is enjoying a long career of active music teaching/music making. He has taught music performance groups, lessons, and classroom music for decades and his Hermantown groups have been selected to play for music teacher conventions/conferences. Mr. Lee has been chosen to... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
TBA

9:00am

Chippewa Falls HS Jazz 2
Dakota Ballroom- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
JB

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 →
GK

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 →
LS

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 9:00am - 9:30am
TBA

9:00am

Sparta High School Jazz Ensemble
Gantner Concert Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
BH

Brian Handleland

Brian Handeland is a saxophonist/woodwind doubler and a native of Minneapolis, MN. Brian studied saxophone and jazz at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of North Texas, where he played/recorded with a large variety of ensembles including the DownBeat award... Read More →
MM

Matt Mealey

Matt Mealey has toured all across the country as a freelance trumpet artist. Performing credits include: lead trumpet for Wayne Newton, the New York Voices, the Irish Tenors, the Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Dorsey, Mannheim Steamroller, Gap Mangione... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
TBA

9:00am

Albany Jazz I
Speakers
TG

Tedd Gullickson

Tedd Gullickson directed high school bands in Minnesota for over 30 years bringing his Mankato West Jazz Band to numerous festivals, national events and the Minnesota Music Educators Convention. He has played in numerous groups, backed national artists and is currently manager and... Read More →
PH

Phil Holm

Phil graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Mr. Holm is one of the original directors for Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands. MYJB, now in its 13th season, enjoys four dynamic High School Ensembles, three Middle School Ensembles and... Read More →
SZ

Steve Zenz

Steve Zenz has been involved in the music business as professional musician andteacher for more than fifty years. During that time he has played withinnumerable musical organizations and personalities representing almost everystyle of music. His professional credits include performances... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Riverside Theater-Haas Fine Arts 121 Water Street, Eau Claire WI, 54701

9:00am

Fort Atkinson Middle School Jazz 1
Centenial Room 2924-Centenial Hall

Speakers
JG

John Greene

John retired in 2015 after 37 years of teaching grades 5-12. He was most recently at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley, where he taught 8th grade bands, jazz ensemble, and percussion ensemble. John was named 2013-2014 "Music Educator of the Year" by the Minnesota Music Educators... Read More →
HH

Harvey Halpus

HarveyHalpaus, retired educator was a full time music educator for 35 years. Agraduate of UW River Falls(BME) and U of Iowa(MA) he studied trumpet with Conrad DeJong and John Beer. At Ellsworth Wisconsin he hasconducted, directed concert bands and nationally recognized jazz ensembles... Read More →
RL

Randy Lee

Mr. Randy Lee is enjoying a long career of active music teaching/music making. He has taught music performance groups, lessons, and classroom music for decades and his Hermantown groups have been selected to play for music teacher conventions/conferences. Mr. Lee has been chosen to... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
TBA

9:00am

An efficient trumpet sectional
Centennial Room 1704-Centennial Hall

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

Careers in Music and how to get them going
Centennial Room 1415-Centennial Hall

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

How ot Setup a Tour & Build an Audience
Centennial Room 1204-Centennial Hall

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

Improvisation for Everyone
Centennial Room 1614-Centenial Hall

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am

9:30am

Waconia HS Jazz I
Ojibwe Ballroom-UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
JH

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 →
PO

Phil Ostrander

Phil Ostrander is Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of Wisconsin-EauClaire where he conducts the Symphony Band and teaches private trombone. Priorto his work at Eau Claire, he held a faculty position in New York at SUNYGeneseo and Bethany College in Kansas. He has... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
TBA

9:30am

Eau Claire Memorial Jazz II
Dakota Ballroom- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
JB

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 →
GK

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 →
LS

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 9:30am - 10:00am
TBA

9:30am

Fort Atkinson High School Jazz Ambassadors
Gantner Concert Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
BH

Brian Handleland

Brian Handeland is a saxophonist/woodwind doubler and a native of Minneapolis, MN. Brian studied saxophone and jazz at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of North Texas, where he played/recorded with a large variety of ensembles including the DownBeat award... Read More →
MM

Matt Mealey

Matt Mealey has toured all across the country as a freelance trumpet artist. Performing credits include: lead trumpet for Wayne Newton, the New York Voices, the Irish Tenors, the Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Dorsey, Mannheim Steamroller, Gap Mangione... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
TBA

9:30am

East Troy Jazz Ensemble
Speakers
TG

Tedd Gullickson

Tedd Gullickson directed high school bands in Minnesota for over 30 years bringing his Mankato West Jazz Band to numerous festivals, national events and the Minnesota Music Educators Convention. He has played in numerous groups, backed national artists and is currently manager and... Read More →
PH

Phil Holm

Phil graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Mr. Holm is one of the original directors for Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands. MYJB, now in its 13th season, enjoys four dynamic High School Ensembles, three Middle School Ensembles and... Read More →
SZ

Steve Zenz

Steve Zenz has been involved in the music business as professional musician andteacher for more than fifty years. During that time he has played withinnumerable musical organizations and personalities representing almost everystyle of music. His professional credits include performances... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Riverside Theater-Haas Fine Arts 121 Water Street, Eau Claire WI, 54701

9:30am

McDonell High School Jazz Ensemble
Centenial Room 2304-Centenial Hall

Speakers
AB

Adam Bever

Mr. Bever grew up in White Bear Lake, MN and received his bachelors degree in Music Education from UW-Eau Claire in 1997. He taught for 16 years at Unity High School in Balsam Lake, WI before coming to Rice Lake in the fall of 2013. Mr. Bever is currently the primary instructor... Read More →
CC

Chris Caine

Chris Caine is a versatile freelance trombonist and educator from Duluth, Minnesota. He has recently been on the road with the nationally touring productions of Anything Goes, ELF the Musical and the first national tour of Bullets Over Broadway. Every summer he is a faculty member... Read More →
TG

Tony Guzman

Arranger, conductor, and music educator from the Dominican Republic. Guzmán is currently director of the jazz program and the Weston Noble Endowed Chair in Music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He has written many choral arrangements of Caribbean and Latin American traditional... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
TBA

9:30am

Parkview Jazz Too
Centenial Room 2924-Centenial Hall

Speakers
JG

John Greene

John retired in 2015 after 37 years of teaching grades 5-12. He was most recently at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley, where he taught 8th grade bands, jazz ensemble, and percussion ensemble. John was named 2013-2014 "Music Educator of the Year" by the Minnesota Music Educators... Read More →
HH

Harvey Halpus

HarveyHalpaus, retired educator was a full time music educator for 35 years. Agraduate of UW River Falls(BME) and U of Iowa(MA) he studied trumpet with Conrad DeJong and John Beer. At Ellsworth Wisconsin he hasconducted, directed concert bands and nationally recognized jazz ensembles... Read More →
RL

Randy Lee

Mr. Randy Lee is enjoying a long career of active music teaching/music making. He has taught music performance groups, lessons, and classroom music for decades and his Hermantown groups have been selected to play for music teacher conventions/conferences. Mr. Lee has been chosen to... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
TBA

10:00am

Brookfield Central Jazz Ensemble 1
Ojibwe Ballroom-UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
AH

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 →
JR

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 →
JZ

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 10:00am - 10:30am
TBA

10:00am

Eastview High School Jazz II
Schofield Auditorium-Schofield Hall

Speakers
JH

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 →
PO

Phil Ostrander

Phil Ostrander is Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of Wisconsin-EauClaire where he conducts the Symphony Band and teaches private trombone. Priorto his work at Eau Claire, he held a faculty position in New York at SUNYGeneseo and Bethany College in Kansas. He has... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
TBA

10:00am

Riverside University High School Jazz Combo
The Cabin-UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am

10:00am

Notre Dame Academy Jazz 1
Gantner Concert Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
BH

Brian Handleland

Brian Handeland is a saxophonist/woodwind doubler and a native of Minneapolis, MN. Brian studied saxophone and jazz at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of North Texas, where he played/recorded with a large variety of ensembles including the DownBeat award... Read More →
MM

Matt Mealey

Matt Mealey has toured all across the country as a freelance trumpet artist. Performing credits include: lead trumpet for Wayne Newton, the New York Voices, the Irish Tenors, the Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Dorsey, Mannheim Steamroller, Gap Mangione... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
TBA

10:00am

Whitewater High School Jazz Ensemble
Speakers
TG

Tedd Gullickson

Tedd Gullickson directed high school bands in Minnesota for over 30 years bringing his Mankato West Jazz Band to numerous festivals, national events and the Minnesota Music Educators Convention. He has played in numerous groups, backed national artists and is currently manager and... Read More →
PH

Phil Holm

Phil graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Mr. Holm is one of the original directors for Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands. MYJB, now in its 13th season, enjoys four dynamic High School Ensembles, three Middle School Ensembles and... Read More →
SZ

Steve Zenz

Steve Zenz has been involved in the music business as professional musician andteacher for more than fifty years. During that time he has played withinnumerable musical organizations and personalities representing almost everystyle of music. His professional credits include performances... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Riverside Theater-Haas Fine Arts 121 Water Street, Eau Claire WI, 54701

10:00am

Unity High School Jazz Ensemble
Centenial Room 2304-Centenial Hall

Speakers
AB

Adam Bever

Mr. Bever grew up in White Bear Lake, MN and received his bachelors degree in Music Education from UW-Eau Claire in 1997. He taught for 16 years at Unity High School in Balsam Lake, WI before coming to Rice Lake in the fall of 2013. Mr. Bever is currently the primary instructor... Read More →
CC

Chris Caine

Chris Caine is a versatile freelance trombonist and educator from Duluth, Minnesota. He has recently been on the road with the nationally touring productions of Anything Goes, ELF the Musical and the first national tour of Bullets Over Broadway. Every summer he is a faculty member... Read More →
TG

Tony Guzman

Arranger, conductor, and music educator from the Dominican Republic. Guzmán is currently director of the jazz program and the Weston Noble Endowed Chair in Music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He has written many choral arrangements of Caribbean and Latin American traditional... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
TBA

10:00am

Capitol Hill Jazz Band
Centenial Room 2924-Centenial Hall

Speakers
JG

John Greene

John retired in 2015 after 37 years of teaching grades 5-12. He was most recently at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley, where he taught 8th grade bands, jazz ensemble, and percussion ensemble. John was named 2013-2014 "Music Educator of the Year" by the Minnesota Music Educators... Read More →
HH

Harvey Halpus

HarveyHalpaus, retired educator was a full time music educator for 35 years. Agraduate of UW River Falls(BME) and U of Iowa(MA) he studied trumpet with Conrad DeJong and John Beer. At Ellsworth Wisconsin he hasconducted, directed concert bands and nationally recognized jazz ensembles... Read More →
RL

Randy Lee

Mr. Randy Lee is enjoying a long career of active music teaching/music making. He has taught music performance groups, lessons, and classroom music for decades and his Hermantown groups have been selected to play for music teacher conventions/conferences. Mr. Lee has been chosen to... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
TBA

10:00am

An efficient Saxaphone sectional
Centennial Room 1704-Centennial Hall

Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am

10:00am

Everything about Trombone
Centennial Room 1614-Centenial Hall

Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am

10:00am

Jazz Piano Comping from Scratch
Centennial Room 1415-Centennial Hall

Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am

10:00am

The Bottom Line Bass Clinic
Centennial Room 1204-Centennial Hall

Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
TBA

10:30am

Eau Claire North Jazz Ensemble 1
Gantner Concert Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
BH

Brian Handleland

Brian Handeland is a saxophonist/woodwind doubler and a native of Minneapolis, MN. Brian studied saxophone and jazz at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of North Texas, where he played/recorded with a large variety of ensembles including the DownBeat award... Read More →
MM

Matt Mealey

Matt Mealey has toured all across the country as a freelance trumpet artist. Performing credits include: lead trumpet for Wayne Newton, the New York Voices, the Irish Tenors, the Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Dorsey, Mannheim Steamroller, Gap Mangione... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

10:30am

Stillwater Jazz Ensemble
Schofield Auditorium-Schofield Hall

Speakers
JH

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 →
PO

Phil Ostrander

Phil Ostrander is Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of Wisconsin-EauClaire where he conducts the Symphony Band and teaches private trombone. Priorto his work at Eau Claire, he held a faculty position in New York at SUNYGeneseo and Bethany College in Kansas. He has... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

10:30am

Austin High School Packer Jazz
Dakota Ballroom- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
JB

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 →
GK

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 →
LS

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 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

10:30am

Roseville Area High School Jazz Combo I
The Cabin-UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
MS

Michael Shults

axophonist Michael Shults has been praised for his “strong, imaginative” improvisations (Downbeat Magazine) and “fresh and intelligent musical ideas” (The Pitch). As a graduate student at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Michael was a finalist in the 2012 North... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

10:30am

Sparta High School Jazz Combo
Phillips Recital Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
GM

Greg Moore

Dr. Moore is a Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he serves as Jazz Program Director. He is active as a performer, composer and scholar. He has premiered four new commissions for jazz ensemble since 2006, as well as works for orchestra, woodwind choir... Read More →
AN

Andy Nelson

Andy Nelson is an experienced woodwind specialist and educator who is comfortable in a wide range of musical genres. He has been an active freelance musician in Chicago, New York, and the Twin Cities. In 1997 Mr. Nelson earned a B.M. in Jazz Studies from DePaul University in Chicago... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

10:30am

Hortonville High School Jazz II
Speakers
TG

Tedd Gullickson

Tedd Gullickson directed high school bands in Minnesota for over 30 years bringing his Mankato West Jazz Band to numerous festivals, national events and the Minnesota Music Educators Convention. He has played in numerous groups, backed national artists and is currently manager and... Read More →
PH

Phil Holm

Phil graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Mr. Holm is one of the original directors for Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands. MYJB, now in its 13th season, enjoys four dynamic High School Ensembles, three Middle School Ensembles and... Read More →
SZ

Steve Zenz

Steve Zenz has been involved in the music business as professional musician andteacher for more than fifty years. During that time he has played withinnumerable musical organizations and personalities representing almost everystyle of music. His professional credits include performances... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Riverside Theater-Haas Fine Arts 121 Water Street, Eau Claire WI, 54701

10:30am

Columbus High School
Saturday April 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Centenial Room 2304-Centenial Hall 1698 Park Ave, Eau Claire WI, 54701

10:30am

Fridley Middle School Jazz Band
Centenial Room 2924-Centenial Hall

Speakers
JG

John Greene

John retired in 2015 after 37 years of teaching grades 5-12. He was most recently at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley, where he taught 8th grade bands, jazz ensemble, and percussion ensemble. John was named 2013-2014 "Music Educator of the Year" by the Minnesota Music Educators... Read More →
HH

Harvey Halpus

HarveyHalpaus, retired educator was a full time music educator for 35 years. Agraduate of UW River Falls(BME) and U of Iowa(MA) he studied trumpet with Conrad DeJong and John Beer. At Ellsworth Wisconsin he hasconducted, directed concert bands and nationally recognized jazz ensembles... Read More →
RL

Randy Lee

Mr. Randy Lee is enjoying a long career of active music teaching/music making. He has taught music performance groups, lessons, and classroom music for decades and his Hermantown groups have been selected to play for music teacher conventions/conferences. Mr. Lee has been chosen to... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

11:00am

Mankato West High School Jazz I
Ojibwe Ballroom-UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
AH

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 →
JR

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 →
JZ

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
TBA

11:00am

Woodbury High School Jazz Ensemble
Schofield Auditorium-Schofield Hall

Speakers
JH

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 →
PO

Phil Ostrander

Phil Ostrander is Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of Wisconsin-EauClaire where he conducts the Symphony Band and teaches private trombone. Priorto his work at Eau Claire, he held a faculty position in New York at SUNYGeneseo and Bethany College in Kansas. He has... Read More →


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

11:00am

North High - The Session
The Cabin-UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
MS

Michael Shults

axophonist Michael Shults has been praised for his “strong, imaginative” improvisations (Downbeat Magazine) and “fresh and intelligent musical ideas” (The Pitch). As a graduate student at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Michael was a finalist in the 2012 North... Read More →


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

11:00am

River Falls High School Jazz I
Gantner Concert Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
BH

Brian Handleland

Brian Handeland is a saxophonist/woodwind doubler and a native of Minneapolis, MN. Brian studied saxophone and jazz at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of North Texas, where he played/recorded with a large variety of ensembles including the DownBeat award... Read More →
MM

Matt Mealey

Matt Mealey has toured all across the country as a freelance trumpet artist. Performing credits include: lead trumpet for Wayne Newton, the New York Voices, the Irish Tenors, the Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Dorsey, Mannheim Steamroller, Gap Mangione... Read More →


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

11:00am

Walker West Music Academy Jazz Ensemble
Phillips Recital Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
GM

Greg Moore

Dr. Moore is a Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he serves as Jazz Program Director. He is active as a performer, composer and scholar. He has premiered four new commissions for jazz ensemble since 2006, as well as works for orchestra, woodwind choir... Read More →
AN

Andy Nelson

Andy Nelson is an experienced woodwind specialist and educator who is comfortable in a wide range of musical genres. He has been an active freelance musician in Chicago, New York, and the Twin Cities. In 1997 Mr. Nelson earned a B.M. in Jazz Studies from DePaul University in Chicago... Read More →


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

11:00am

Shawano HS Jazz II
Speakers
TG

Tedd Gullickson

Tedd Gullickson directed high school bands in Minnesota for over 30 years bringing his Mankato West Jazz Band to numerous festivals, national events and the Minnesota Music Educators Convention. He has played in numerous groups, backed national artists and is currently manager and... Read More →
PH

Phil Holm

Phil graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Mr. Holm is one of the original directors for Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands. MYJB, now in its 13th season, enjoys four dynamic High School Ensembles, three Middle School Ensembles and... Read More →
SZ

Steve Zenz

Steve Zenz has been involved in the music business as professional musician andteacher for more than fifty years. During that time he has played withinnumerable musical organizations and personalities representing almost everystyle of music. His professional credits include performances... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Riverside Theater-Haas Fine Arts 121 Water Street, Eau Claire WI, 54701

11:00am

St. Croix Prep Jazz Band II
Centenial Room 2304-Centenial Hall

Speakers
AB

Adam Bever

Mr. Bever grew up in White Bear Lake, MN and received his bachelors degree in Music Education from UW-Eau Claire in 1997. He taught for 16 years at Unity High School in Balsam Lake, WI before coming to Rice Lake in the fall of 2013. Mr. Bever is currently the primary instructor... Read More →
CC

Chris Caine

Chris Caine is a versatile freelance trombonist and educator from Duluth, Minnesota. He has recently been on the road with the nationally touring productions of Anything Goes, ELF the Musical and the first national tour of Bullets Over Broadway. Every summer he is a faculty member... Read More →
TG

Tony Guzman

Arranger, conductor, and music educator from the Dominican Republic. Guzmán is currently director of the jazz program and the Weston Noble Endowed Chair in Music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He has written many choral arrangements of Caribbean and Latin American traditional... Read More →


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

11:00am

Albany Junior High Jazz
Centenial Room 2924-Centenial Hall

Speakers
JG

John Greene

John retired in 2015 after 37 years of teaching grades 5-12. He was most recently at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley, where he taught 8th grade bands, jazz ensemble, and percussion ensemble. John was named 2013-2014 "Music Educator of the Year" by the Minnesota Music Educators... Read More →
HH

Harvey Halpus

HarveyHalpaus, retired educator was a full time music educator for 35 years. Agraduate of UW River Falls(BME) and U of Iowa(MA) he studied trumpet with Conrad DeJong and John Beer. At Ellsworth Wisconsin he hasconducted, directed concert bands and nationally recognized jazz ensembles... Read More →
RL

Randy Lee

Mr. Randy Lee is enjoying a long career of active music teaching/music making. He has taught music performance groups, lessons, and classroom music for decades and his Hermantown groups have been selected to play for music teacher conventions/conferences. Mr. Lee has been chosen to... Read More →


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

11:00am

Big Trumpet Sound in an hour
Centennial Room 1415-Centennial Hall

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm

11:00am

Careers in Music and how to get them going
Centennial Room 1614-Centenial Hall

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:00am

How to get into your dream music school
Centennial Room 1704-Centennial Hall

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm

11:00am

Jazz Drumming
Centennial Room 1204-Centennial Hall

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:30am

Chippewa Falls HS Jazz 1
Ojibwe Ballroom-UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
AH

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 →
JR

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 →
JZ

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 11:30am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:30am

Duluth East High School Jazz Ensemble
Schofield Auditorium-Schofield Hall

Speakers
JH

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 →
PO

Phil Ostrander

Phil Ostrander is Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of Wisconsin-EauClaire where he conducts the Symphony Band and teaches private trombone. Priorto his work at Eau Claire, he held a faculty position in New York at SUNYGeneseo and Bethany College in Kansas. He has... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:30am

Red Elk Jazz Ensemble
Dakota Ballroom- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
JB

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 →
GK

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 →
LS

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 11:30am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:30am

Second Lake Jazz Ensemble (McFarland High School)
Gantner Concert Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
BH

Brian Handleland

Brian Handeland is a saxophonist/woodwind doubler and a native of Minneapolis, MN. Brian studied saxophone and jazz at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of North Texas, where he played/recorded with a large variety of ensembles including the DownBeat award... Read More →
MM

Matt Mealey

Matt Mealey has toured all across the country as a freelance trumpet artist. Performing credits include: lead trumpet for Wayne Newton, the New York Voices, the Irish Tenors, the Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Dorsey, Mannheim Steamroller, Gap Mangione... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:30am

Waseca Jazz Combo
Phillips Recital Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
GM

Greg Moore

Dr. Moore is a Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he serves as Jazz Program Director. He is active as a performer, composer and scholar. He has premiered four new commissions for jazz ensemble since 2006, as well as works for orchestra, woodwind choir... Read More →
AN

Andy Nelson

Andy Nelson is an experienced woodwind specialist and educator who is comfortable in a wide range of musical genres. He has been an active freelance musician in Chicago, New York, and the Twin Cities. In 1997 Mr. Nelson earned a B.M. in Jazz Studies from DePaul University in Chicago... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:30am

Notre Dame Academy Jazz 2
Speakers
TG

Tedd Gullickson

Tedd Gullickson directed high school bands in Minnesota for over 30 years bringing his Mankato West Jazz Band to numerous festivals, national events and the Minnesota Music Educators Convention. He has played in numerous groups, backed national artists and is currently manager and... Read More →
PH

Phil Holm

Phil graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Mr. Holm is one of the original directors for Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands. MYJB, now in its 13th season, enjoys four dynamic High School Ensembles, three Middle School Ensembles and... Read More →
SZ

Steve Zenz

Steve Zenz has been involved in the music business as professional musician andteacher for more than fifty years. During that time he has played withinnumerable musical organizations and personalities representing almost everystyle of music. His professional credits include performances... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Riverside Theater-Haas Fine Arts 121 Water Street, Eau Claire WI, 54701

11:30am

Columbus Catholic High School Big Band
Centenial Room 2304-Centenial Hall

Speakers
AB

Adam Bever

Mr. Bever grew up in White Bear Lake, MN and received his bachelors degree in Music Education from UW-Eau Claire in 1997. He taught for 16 years at Unity High School in Balsam Lake, WI before coming to Rice Lake in the fall of 2013. Mr. Bever is currently the primary instructor... Read More →
CC

Chris Caine

Chris Caine is a versatile freelance trombonist and educator from Duluth, Minnesota. He has recently been on the road with the nationally touring productions of Anything Goes, ELF the Musical and the first national tour of Bullets Over Broadway. Every summer he is a faculty member... Read More →
TG

Tony Guzman

Arranger, conductor, and music educator from the Dominican Republic. Guzmán is currently director of the jazz program and the Weston Noble Endowed Chair in Music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He has written many choral arrangements of Caribbean and Latin American traditional... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:30am

Fort Atkinson Middle School Jazz 2
Centenial Room 2924-Centenial Hall

Speakers
JG

John Greene

John retired in 2015 after 37 years of teaching grades 5-12. He was most recently at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley, where he taught 8th grade bands, jazz ensemble, and percussion ensemble. John was named 2013-2014 "Music Educator of the Year" by the Minnesota Music Educators... Read More →
HH

Harvey Halpus

HarveyHalpaus, retired educator was a full time music educator for 35 years. Agraduate of UW River Falls(BME) and U of Iowa(MA) he studied trumpet with Conrad DeJong and John Beer. At Ellsworth Wisconsin he hasconducted, directed concert bands and nationally recognized jazz ensembles... Read More →
RL

Randy Lee

Mr. Randy Lee is enjoying a long career of active music teaching/music making. He has taught music performance groups, lessons, and classroom music for decades and his Hermantown groups have been selected to play for music teacher conventions/conferences. Mr. Lee has been chosen to... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Waconia Jazz II AM
Dakota Ballroom- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
JB

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 →
GK

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 →
LS

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 12:00pm - 12:30pm
TBA

12:00pm

Monona Grove High School, Jazz One
Gantner Concert Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
BH

Brian Handleland

Brian Handeland is a saxophonist/woodwind doubler and a native of Minneapolis, MN. Brian studied saxophone and jazz at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of North Texas, where he played/recorded with a large variety of ensembles including the DownBeat award... Read More →
MM

Matt Mealey

Matt Mealey has toured all across the country as a freelance trumpet artist. Performing credits include: lead trumpet for Wayne Newton, the New York Voices, the Irish Tenors, the Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Dorsey, Mannheim Steamroller, Gap Mangione... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
TBA

12:00pm

Fort Atkinson High School Jazz Messengers
Speakers
TG

Tedd Gullickson

Tedd Gullickson directed high school bands in Minnesota for over 30 years bringing his Mankato West Jazz Band to numerous festivals, national events and the Minnesota Music Educators Convention. He has played in numerous groups, backed national artists and is currently manager and... Read More →
PH

Phil Holm

Phil graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Mr. Holm is one of the original directors for Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands. MYJB, now in its 13th season, enjoys four dynamic High School Ensembles, three Middle School Ensembles and... Read More →
SZ

Steve Zenz

Steve Zenz has been involved in the music business as professional musician andteacher for more than fifty years. During that time he has played withinnumerable musical organizations and personalities representing almost everystyle of music. His professional credits include performances... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Riverside Theater-Haas Fine Arts 121 Water Street, Eau Claire WI, 54701

12:00pm

Albany Jazz II
Centenial Room 2304-Centenial Hall

Speakers
AB

Adam Bever

Mr. Bever grew up in White Bear Lake, MN and received his bachelors degree in Music Education from UW-Eau Claire in 1997. He taught for 16 years at Unity High School in Balsam Lake, WI before coming to Rice Lake in the fall of 2013. Mr. Bever is currently the primary instructor... Read More →
CC

Chris Caine

Chris Caine is a versatile freelance trombonist and educator from Duluth, Minnesota. He has recently been on the road with the nationally touring productions of Anything Goes, ELF the Musical and the first national tour of Bullets Over Broadway. Every summer he is a faculty member... Read More →
TG

Tony Guzman

Arranger, conductor, and music educator from the Dominican Republic. Guzmán is currently director of the jazz program and the Weston Noble Endowed Chair in Music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He has written many choral arrangements of Caribbean and Latin American traditional... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
TBA

12:00pm

An efficient trombone sectional
Centennial Room 1704-Centennial Hall

Saturday April 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

12:00pm

How to have an efficient rhythm sectional
Centennial Room 1415-Centennial Hall

Saturday April 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

12:00pm

Improvisation for Everyone
Centennial Room 1204-Centennial Hall

Saturday April 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

12:00pm

Jazz Piano Comping from Scratch for pianists and non pianists
Centennial Room 1614-Centenial Hall

Saturday April 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

12:30pm

Hastings High School Jazz 1
Ojibwe Ballroom-UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
AH

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 →
JR

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 →
JZ

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 12:30pm - 1:00pm
TBA

12:30pm

North High Jazz 1
Schofield Auditorium-Schofield Hall

Speakers
JH

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 →
PO

Phil Ostrander

Phil Ostrander is Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of Wisconsin-EauClaire where he conducts the Symphony Band and teaches private trombone. Priorto his work at Eau Claire, he held a faculty position in New York at SUNYGeneseo and Bethany College in Kansas. He has... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
TBA

12:30pm

Stillwater Xtet
The Cabin-UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
MS

Michael Shults

axophonist Michael Shults has been praised for his “strong, imaginative” improvisations (Downbeat Magazine) and “fresh and intelligent musical ideas” (The Pitch). As a graduate student at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Michael was a finalist in the 2012 North... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
TBA

12:30pm

East Troy Blue Combo
Phillips Recital Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
GM

Greg Moore

Dr. Moore is a Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he serves as Jazz Program Director. He is active as a performer, composer and scholar. He has premiered four new commissions for jazz ensemble since 2006, as well as works for orchestra, woodwind choir... Read More →
AN

Andy Nelson

Andy Nelson is an experienced woodwind specialist and educator who is comfortable in a wide range of musical genres. He has been an active freelance musician in Chicago, New York, and the Twin Cities. In 1997 Mr. Nelson earned a B.M. in Jazz Studies from DePaul University in Chicago... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
TBA

12:30pm

Parkview Jazz One
Centenial Room 2924-Centenial Hall

Speakers
JG

John Greene

John retired in 2015 after 37 years of teaching grades 5-12. He was most recently at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley, where he taught 8th grade bands, jazz ensemble, and percussion ensemble. John was named 2013-2014 "Music Educator of the Year" by the Minnesota Music Educators... Read More →
HH

Harvey Halpus

HarveyHalpaus, retired educator was a full time music educator for 35 years. Agraduate of UW River Falls(BME) and U of Iowa(MA) he studied trumpet with Conrad DeJong and John Beer. At Ellsworth Wisconsin he hasconducted, directed concert bands and nationally recognized jazz ensembles... Read More →
RL

Randy Lee

Mr. Randy Lee is enjoying a long career of active music teaching/music making. He has taught music performance groups, lessons, and classroom music for decades and his Hermantown groups have been selected to play for music teacher conventions/conferences. Mr. Lee has been chosen to... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

White Bear Lake South Jazz I
Ojibwe Ballroom-UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
AH

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 →
JR

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 →
JZ

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 1:00pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:00pm

Roseville Area High School Jazz Ensemble I
Schofield Auditorium-Schofield Hall

Speakers
JH

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 →
PO

Phil Ostrander

Phil Ostrander is Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of Wisconsin-EauClaire where he conducts the Symphony Band and teaches private trombone. Priorto his work at Eau Claire, he held a faculty position in New York at SUNYGeneseo and Bethany College in Kansas. He has... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:00pm

White Bear Lake North Jazz II
Dakota Ballroom- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
JB

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 →
GK

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 →
LS

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 1:00pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:00pm

Stillwater Jazz Combo
The Cabin-UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
MS

Michael Shults

axophonist Michael Shults has been praised for his “strong, imaginative” improvisations (Downbeat Magazine) and “fresh and intelligent musical ideas” (The Pitch). As a graduate student at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Michael was a finalist in the 2012 North... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:00pm

Lakeland Union High School Tunderbird Jazz Band
Gantner Concert Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
BH

Brian Handleland

Brian Handeland is a saxophonist/woodwind doubler and a native of Minneapolis, MN. Brian studied saxophone and jazz at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of North Texas, where he played/recorded with a large variety of ensembles including the DownBeat award... Read More →
MM

Matt Mealey

Matt Mealey has toured all across the country as a freelance trumpet artist. Performing credits include: lead trumpet for Wayne Newton, the New York Voices, the Irish Tenors, the Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Dorsey, Mannheim Steamroller, Gap Mangione... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:00pm

Shawano Combo
Phillips Recital Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
GM

Greg Moore

Dr. Moore is a Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he serves as Jazz Program Director. He is active as a performer, composer and scholar. He has premiered four new commissions for jazz ensemble since 2006, as well as works for orchestra, woodwind choir... Read More →
AN

Andy Nelson

Andy Nelson is an experienced woodwind specialist and educator who is comfortable in a wide range of musical genres. He has been an active freelance musician in Chicago, New York, and the Twin Cities. In 1997 Mr. Nelson earned a B.M. in Jazz Studies from DePaul University in Chicago... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:00pm

Jefferson High School Jazz 1
Speakers
TG

Tedd Gullickson

Tedd Gullickson directed high school bands in Minnesota for over 30 years bringing his Mankato West Jazz Band to numerous festivals, national events and the Minnesota Music Educators Convention. He has played in numerous groups, backed national artists and is currently manager and... Read More →
PH

Phil Holm

Phil graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Mr. Holm is one of the original directors for Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands. MYJB, now in its 13th season, enjoys four dynamic High School Ensembles, three Middle School Ensembles and... Read More →
SZ

Steve Zenz

Steve Zenz has been involved in the music business as professional musician andteacher for more than fifty years. During that time he has played withinnumerable musical organizations and personalities representing almost everystyle of music. His professional credits include performances... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Riverside Theater-Haas Fine Arts 121 Water Street, Eau Claire WI, 54701

1:00pm

Waseca Jazz Blue
Centenial Room 2304-Centenial Hall

Speakers
AB

Adam Bever

Mr. Bever grew up in White Bear Lake, MN and received his bachelors degree in Music Education from UW-Eau Claire in 1997. He taught for 16 years at Unity High School in Balsam Lake, WI before coming to Rice Lake in the fall of 2013. Mr. Bever is currently the primary instructor... Read More →
CC

Chris Caine

Chris Caine is a versatile freelance trombonist and educator from Duluth, Minnesota. He has recently been on the road with the nationally touring productions of Anything Goes, ELF the Musical and the first national tour of Bullets Over Broadway. Every summer he is a faculty member... Read More →
TG

Tony Guzman

Arranger, conductor, and music educator from the Dominican Republic. Guzmán is currently director of the jazz program and the Weston Noble Endowed Chair in Music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He has written many choral arrangements of Caribbean and Latin American traditional... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:00pm

Chaska Middle School West Jazz 8
Centenial Room 2924-Centenial Hall

Speakers
JG

John Greene

John retired in 2015 after 37 years of teaching grades 5-12. He was most recently at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley, where he taught 8th grade bands, jazz ensemble, and percussion ensemble. John was named 2013-2014 "Music Educator of the Year" by the Minnesota Music Educators... Read More →
HH

Harvey Halpus

HarveyHalpaus, retired educator was a full time music educator for 35 years. Agraduate of UW River Falls(BME) and U of Iowa(MA) he studied trumpet with Conrad DeJong and John Beer. At Ellsworth Wisconsin he hasconducted, directed concert bands and nationally recognized jazz ensembles... Read More →
RL

Randy Lee

Mr. Randy Lee is enjoying a long career of active music teaching/music making. He has taught music performance groups, lessons, and classroom music for decades and his Hermantown groups have been selected to play for music teacher conventions/conferences. Mr. Lee has been chosen to... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:00pm

Creating a strong rhythm section
Centennial Room 1614-Centenial Hall

Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Everything about Trombone
Centennial Room 1204-Centennial Hall

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

1:00pm

Let's Talk Improv: Subgenres, Sounds, and Styles
Centennial Room 1415-Centennial Hall

Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

The Power of AND: Pursuing your multiple passions
Centennial Room 1704-Centennial Hall

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

1:30pm

Austin High School Jazz One
Ojibwe Ballroom-UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
JH

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 →
JR

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 →
JZ

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
TBA

1:30pm

Eau Claire Memorial Jazz I
Schofield Auditorium-Schofield Hall

Speakers
JH

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 →
PO

Phil Ostrander

Phil Ostrander is Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of Wisconsin-EauClaire where he conducts the Symphony Band and teaches private trombone. Priorto his work at Eau Claire, he held a faculty position in New York at SUNYGeneseo and Bethany College in Kansas. He has... Read More →


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

1:30pm

Mankato West High School Jazz II
Dakota Ballroom- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
JB

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 →
GK

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 →
LS

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
TBA

1:30pm

St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists
The Cabin-UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
MS

Michael Shults

axophonist Michael Shults has been praised for his “strong, imaginative” improvisations (Downbeat Magazine) and “fresh and intelligent musical ideas” (The Pitch). As a graduate student at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Michael was a finalist in the 2012 North... Read More →


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

1:30pm

Hortonville High School Jazz 1
Gantner Concert Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
BH

Brian Handleland

Brian Handeland is a saxophonist/woodwind doubler and a native of Minneapolis, MN. Brian studied saxophone and jazz at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of North Texas, where he played/recorded with a large variety of ensembles including the DownBeat award... Read More →
MM

Matt Mealey

Matt Mealey has toured all across the country as a freelance trumpet artist. Performing credits include: lead trumpet for Wayne Newton, the New York Voices, the Irish Tenors, the Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Dorsey, Mannheim Steamroller, Gap Mangione... Read More →


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

1:30pm

Columbus Catholic High School Combo
Phillips Recital Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
GM

Greg Moore

Dr. Moore is a Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he serves as Jazz Program Director. He is active as a performer, composer and scholar. He has premiered four new commissions for jazz ensemble since 2006, as well as works for orchestra, woodwind choir... Read More →
AN

Andy Nelson

Andy Nelson is an experienced woodwind specialist and educator who is comfortable in a wide range of musical genres. He has been an active freelance musician in Chicago, New York, and the Twin Cities. In 1997 Mr. Nelson earned a B.M. in Jazz Studies from DePaul University in Chicago... Read More →


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

1:30pm

Hayward High School Jazz Band
Speakers
TG

Tedd Gullickson

Tedd Gullickson directed high school bands in Minnesota for over 30 years bringing his Mankato West Jazz Band to numerous festivals, national events and the Minnesota Music Educators Convention. He has played in numerous groups, backed national artists and is currently manager and... Read More →
PH

Phil Holm

Phil graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Mr. Holm is one of the original directors for Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands. MYJB, now in its 13th season, enjoys four dynamic High School Ensembles, three Middle School Ensembles and... Read More →
SZ

Steve Zenz

Steve Zenz has been involved in the music business as professional musician andteacher for more than fifty years. During that time he has played withinnumerable musical organizations and personalities representing almost everystyle of music. His professional credits include performances... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Riverside Theater-Haas Fine Arts 121 Water Street, Eau Claire WI, 54701

2:00pm

Waconia Jazz II PM
Dakota Ballroom- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
JB

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 →
GK

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 →
LS

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 2:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA

2:00pm

Marquette Senior High School Jazz Band
Gantner Concert Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
BH

Brian Handleland

Brian Handeland is a saxophonist/woodwind doubler and a native of Minneapolis, MN. Brian studied saxophone and jazz at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of North Texas, where he played/recorded with a large variety of ensembles including the DownBeat award... Read More →
MM

Matt Mealey

Matt Mealey has toured all across the country as a freelance trumpet artist. Performing credits include: lead trumpet for Wayne Newton, the New York Voices, the Irish Tenors, the Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Dorsey, Mannheim Steamroller, Gap Mangione... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA

2:00pm

Fort Atkinson High School Jazz Symposium
Phillips Recital Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
GM

Greg Moore

Dr. Moore is a Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he serves as Jazz Program Director. He is active as a performer, composer and scholar. He has premiered four new commissions for jazz ensemble since 2006, as well as works for orchestra, woodwind choir... Read More →
AN

Andy Nelson

Andy Nelson is an experienced woodwind specialist and educator who is comfortable in a wide range of musical genres. He has been an active freelance musician in Chicago, New York, and the Twin Cities. In 1997 Mr. Nelson earned a B.M. in Jazz Studies from DePaul University in Chicago... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA

2:00pm

Monona Grove High School, Jazz Two
Speakers
TG

Tedd Gullickson

Tedd Gullickson directed high school bands in Minnesota for over 30 years bringing his Mankato West Jazz Band to numerous festivals, national events and the Minnesota Music Educators Convention. He has played in numerous groups, backed national artists and is currently manager and... Read More →
PH

Phil Holm

Phil graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Mr. Holm is one of the original directors for Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands. MYJB, now in its 13th season, enjoys four dynamic High School Ensembles, three Middle School Ensembles and... Read More →
SZ

Steve Zenz

Steve Zenz has been involved in the music business as professional musician andteacher for more than fifty years. During that time he has played withinnumerable musical organizations and personalities representing almost everystyle of music. His professional credits include performances... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Riverside Theater-Haas Fine Arts 121 Water Street, Eau Claire WI, 54701

2:00pm

Brillion HS Jazz Ensemble
Centenial Room 2304-Centenial Hall

Speakers
AB

Adam Bever

Mr. Bever grew up in White Bear Lake, MN and received his bachelors degree in Music Education from UW-Eau Claire in 1997. He taught for 16 years at Unity High School in Balsam Lake, WI before coming to Rice Lake in the fall of 2013. Mr. Bever is currently the primary instructor... Read More →
CC

Chris Caine

Chris Caine is a versatile freelance trombonist and educator from Duluth, Minnesota. He has recently been on the road with the nationally touring productions of Anything Goes, ELF the Musical and the first national tour of Bullets Over Broadway. Every summer he is a faculty member... Read More →
TG

Tony Guzman

Arranger, conductor, and music educator from the Dominican Republic. Guzmán is currently director of the jazz program and the Weston Noble Endowed Chair in Music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He has written many choral arrangements of Caribbean and Latin American traditional... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA

2:00pm

Longfellow/LDI Jazz Ensemble
Centenial Room 2924-Centenial Hall

Speakers
JG

John Greene

John retired in 2015 after 37 years of teaching grades 5-12. He was most recently at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley, where he taught 8th grade bands, jazz ensemble, and percussion ensemble. John was named 2013-2014 "Music Educator of the Year" by the Minnesota Music Educators... Read More →
HH

Harvey Halpus

HarveyHalpaus, retired educator was a full time music educator for 35 years. Agraduate of UW River Falls(BME) and U of Iowa(MA) he studied trumpet with Conrad DeJong and John Beer. At Ellsworth Wisconsin he hasconducted, directed concert bands and nationally recognized jazz ensembles... Read More →
RL

Randy Lee

Mr. Randy Lee is enjoying a long career of active music teaching/music making. He has taught music performance groups, lessons, and classroom music for decades and his Hermantown groups have been selected to play for music teacher conventions/conferences. Mr. Lee has been chosen to... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA

2:30pm

White Bear lake North Jazz 1
Ojibwe Ballroom-UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
AH

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 →
JR

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 →
JZ

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 2:30pm - 3:00pm
TBA

2:30pm

Hastings High School Jazz 2
Dakota Ballroom- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
JB

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 →
GK

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 →
LS

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 2:30pm - 3:00pm
TBA

2:30pm

Shawano HS Jazz I
Gantner Concert Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
BH

Brian Handleland

Brian Handeland is a saxophonist/woodwind doubler and a native of Minneapolis, MN. Brian studied saxophone and jazz at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of North Texas, where he played/recorded with a large variety of ensembles including the DownBeat award... Read More →
MM

Matt Mealey

Matt Mealey has toured all across the country as a freelance trumpet artist. Performing credits include: lead trumpet for Wayne Newton, the New York Voices, the Irish Tenors, the Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Dorsey, Mannheim Steamroller, Gap Mangione... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
TBA

2:30pm

Mesabi East Jazz Choir
Phillips Recital Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
GM

Greg Moore

Dr. Moore is a Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he serves as Jazz Program Director. He is active as a performer, composer and scholar. He has premiered four new commissions for jazz ensemble since 2006, as well as works for orchestra, woodwind choir... Read More →
AN

Andy Nelson

Andy Nelson is an experienced woodwind specialist and educator who is comfortable in a wide range of musical genres. He has been an active freelance musician in Chicago, New York, and the Twin Cities. In 1997 Mr. Nelson earned a B.M. in Jazz Studies from DePaul University in Chicago... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
TBA

2:30pm

Early Bird Jazz Band (McFarland High School)
Speakers
TG

Tedd Gullickson

Tedd Gullickson directed high school bands in Minnesota for over 30 years bringing his Mankato West Jazz Band to numerous festivals, national events and the Minnesota Music Educators Convention. He has played in numerous groups, backed national artists and is currently manager and... Read More →
PH

Phil Holm

Phil graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Mr. Holm is one of the original directors for Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands. MYJB, now in its 13th season, enjoys four dynamic High School Ensembles, three Middle School Ensembles and... Read More →
SZ

Steve Zenz

Steve Zenz has been involved in the music business as professional musician andteacher for more than fifty years. During that time he has played withinnumerable musical organizations and personalities representing almost everystyle of music. His professional credits include performances... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Riverside Theater-Haas Fine Arts 121 Water Street, Eau Claire WI, 54701

2:30pm

The Arcadia Jazz Band
Centenial Room 2304-Centenial Hall

Speakers
AB

Adam Bever

Mr. Bever grew up in White Bear Lake, MN and received his bachelors degree in Music Education from UW-Eau Claire in 1997. He taught for 16 years at Unity High School in Balsam Lake, WI before coming to Rice Lake in the fall of 2013. Mr. Bever is currently the primary instructor... Read More →
CC

Chris Caine

Chris Caine is a versatile freelance trombonist and educator from Duluth, Minnesota. He has recently been on the road with the nationally touring productions of Anything Goes, ELF the Musical and the first national tour of Bullets Over Broadway. Every summer he is a faculty member... Read More →
TG

Tony Guzman

Arranger, conductor, and music educator from the Dominican Republic. Guzmán is currently director of the jazz program and the Weston Noble Endowed Chair in Music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He has written many choral arrangements of Caribbean and Latin American traditional... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
TBA

2:30pm

Doc Severinsen Clinic
Join Robert Baca, professor of trumpet and jazz studies at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and artistic director of Eau Claire Jazz Inc, as he talks with Doc Severensin.

 


Speakers
DS

Doc Severinsen

Best known for leading the NBC Orchestra on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Doc Severinsen continues to be beloved by fans across America. He began playing the trumpet when he was a young boy, and quickly found success winning the Music Educator’s National Contest at... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Schofield Auditorium-Schofield Hall 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire WI, 54701

3:00pm

Black Elk Jazz Ensemble
Ojibwe Ballroom-UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
AH

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 →
JR

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 →
JZ

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 3:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA

3:00pm

White Bear Lake South Jazz II
Dakota Ballroom- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Speakers
JB

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 →
GK

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 →
LS

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 3:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA

3:00pm

RAHS Jazz Ensemble Reedsburg Area HS
Gantner Concert Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
BH

Brian Handleland

Brian Handeland is a saxophonist/woodwind doubler and a native of Minneapolis, MN. Brian studied saxophone and jazz at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of North Texas, where he played/recorded with a large variety of ensembles including the DownBeat award... Read More →
MM

Matt Mealey

Matt Mealey has toured all across the country as a freelance trumpet artist. Performing credits include: lead trumpet for Wayne Newton, the New York Voices, the Irish Tenors, the Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Dorsey, Mannheim Steamroller, Gap Mangione... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA

3:00pm

St. Croix Prep Jazz Combo
Phillips Recital Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
GM

Greg Moore

Dr. Moore is a Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he serves as Jazz Program Director. He is active as a performer, composer and scholar. He has premiered four new commissions for jazz ensemble since 2006, as well as works for orchestra, woodwind choir... Read More →
AN

Andy Nelson

Andy Nelson is an experienced woodwind specialist and educator who is comfortable in a wide range of musical genres. He has been an active freelance musician in Chicago, New York, and the Twin Cities. In 1997 Mr. Nelson earned a B.M. in Jazz Studies from DePaul University in Chicago... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA

3:00pm

Waseca Jazz I
Speakers
TG

Tedd Gullickson

Tedd Gullickson directed high school bands in Minnesota for over 30 years bringing his Mankato West Jazz Band to numerous festivals, national events and the Minnesota Music Educators Convention. He has played in numerous groups, backed national artists and is currently manager and... Read More →
PH

Phil Holm

Phil graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Mr. Holm is one of the original directors for Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands. MYJB, now in its 13th season, enjoys four dynamic High School Ensembles, three Middle School Ensembles and... Read More →
SZ

Steve Zenz

Steve Zenz has been involved in the music business as professional musician andteacher for more than fifty years. During that time he has played withinnumerable musical organizations and personalities representing almost everystyle of music. His professional credits include performances... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Riverside Theater-Haas Fine Arts 121 Water Street, Eau Claire WI, 54701

3:00pm

Cadott High School Jazz
Centenial Room 2304-Centenial Hall

Speakers
AB

Adam Bever

Mr. Bever grew up in White Bear Lake, MN and received his bachelors degree in Music Education from UW-Eau Claire in 1997. He taught for 16 years at Unity High School in Balsam Lake, WI before coming to Rice Lake in the fall of 2013. Mr. Bever is currently the primary instructor... Read More →
CC

Chris Caine

Chris Caine is a versatile freelance trombonist and educator from Duluth, Minnesota. He has recently been on the road with the nationally touring productions of Anything Goes, ELF the Musical and the first national tour of Bullets Over Broadway. Every summer he is a faculty member... Read More →
TG

Tony Guzman

Arranger, conductor, and music educator from the Dominican Republic. Guzmán is currently director of the jazz program and the Weston Noble Endowed Chair in Music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He has written many choral arrangements of Caribbean and Latin American traditional... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA

3:15pm

Carl Allen Clinic

 Join Milwaukee born drummer, Carl Allen for an educational clinic. Allen is a living part of jazz history playing with numerous talented musicians such as J.J. Johnson and Joe Henderson among others. 

 


Speakers
CA

Carl Allen

Milwaukee born drummer, Carl Allen, has contributed to the jazz community in countless ways. As a child he listened to R&B, gospel, and funk, but found his true calling in jazz when he listened to legendary saxophonist Benny Carter. His passion for music led him to graduate from William... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Schofield Auditorium-Schofield Hall 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire WI, 54701

3:30pm

Notre Dame Academy Jazz Combo
Phillips Recital Hall-Haas Fine Arts

Speakers
GM

Greg Moore

Dr. Moore is a Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he serves as Jazz Program Director. He is active as a performer, composer and scholar. He has premiered four new commissions for jazz ensemble since 2006, as well as works for orchestra, woodwind choir... Read More →
AN

Andy Nelson

Andy Nelson is an experienced woodwind specialist and educator who is comfortable in a wide range of musical genres. He has been an active freelance musician in Chicago, New York, and the Twin Cities. In 1997 Mr. Nelson earned a B.M. in Jazz Studies from DePaul University in Chicago... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
TBA

4:30pm

Award Ceremony
Saturday April 22, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ojibwe Ballroom-UW-Eau Claire Davies Center 100 Roosevelt Ave, Eau Claire WI, 54701