About the UW Jazz Festival

Our goals for the UW Jazz Festival are simple: great music with outstanding and positive jazz education. These simple objectives promise to make this an enlightening and enjoyable experience for students, teachers, and audience members.

Registration: $250/ensemble
Registration Fee must be paid for each ensemble.

We are very excited about this year's festival featuring an all-star lineup of amazing guest artists!

Back this year!!!! Awards for Best Band, Swinging-est section, and Outstanding soloist! Tell your students to bring $$$ so they can take home some UWYO JAZZ FESTIVAL merch! 

Middle and High School Big Bands, Combos, and Vocal Ensembles are all welcome! 

Tickets for the evening concerts may be purchased at the BCPA Box Office.  All UW Jazz Festival participants (including directors) may purchase tickets at the $6.00 student price (plus box office fees).

We look forward to seeing and hearing you February 26. Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions for how we may serve you.

Most sincerely,


Ben Markley

Dr. Ben Markley
Department Head
Associate Professor of Music


Andy WheelockAndy Wheelock
Director of Jazz Studies
UW Jazz Festival Director
Assistant Professor of Music
Percussion Area Coordinator


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