jazz fest25th Annual UWSP Jazz Festival

Featuring The Bad Plus!

Friday, February 5, 2016

  • Open to all High School and Middle School/Jr. High Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Combos. 


Two clinicians providing written and verbal feedback after hearing your band perform. Most groups play two or three selections and we welcome pieces that are "in-progress", and not necessarily "polished". Each 45-minute session allows ample time for your band to perform and receive valuable tips and suggestions.

Within one week, a streaming video recording of your band's performance/clinic can be viewed and shared with your students and their families.

Drumsets, bass amplifiers and vibes provided (pleae bring your own guitar amplifiers and cymbals). Each performance stie is equipped with a PA and mircrophones for solos and volcalists.

    Outstanding Musicianship Awards Presented.  
    Paticipating students are also eligible for a limited number of scholarships to attend Camp COFAC, June 19-25, 2016.
    Masterclasses given by UWSP faculty.
    New this year: UWSP Department of Music Entrance and Scholarship Auditions for fall 2016 available with advance notice (contact Monica Anderson).
    Fee: $150 per group - Jazz Ensembles or Jazz Combos.
    All participating adults (teachers/chaperones) and students may purchase tickets ($15) for either the 1 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. concert featuring The Bad Plus!
    Question and Answer session with The Bad Plus! following the afternoon concert (approx. 3-4 p.m.).


General public call 800-838-3378 or 715-346-4100 to reserve tickets for the evening performance. Or click here to purchase your tickets online.   General admission price $18 for adults, $15 for seniors/students.


 Master Classes

11:30 a.m. Master classes with UWSP faculty.  Details to follow.




Highway 66 from the West:

  • Follow Highway 66 east (Clark Street) through four traffic lights
  • Proceed one more block from the Division Street intersection (Business Hwy 51) to Phillips St.
  • Turn left on Phillips Street
  • Park in Lot Q, or north end of lot P

Interstate 39 from the East/North/South:

  • Take the Business Hwy 51 Exit from I-39 (Exit #161)
  • Follow Business Hwy 51(Division St.) through 3 traffic lights
  • Turn left on Portage Street
  • Park in Lot Q, or north end of lot P

Highway 66 from the East:

  • Follow Highway 66 west (Main Street) through seven traffic lights
  • Proceed four more blocks from the Michigan Avenue intersection to Phillips Street
  • Turn right on Phillips Street
  • Park in Lot Q, or north end of lot P