Concert schedule

LIVE JAZZ AT UWL IS BACK!!

Please join us for an exciting season of big band and small group jazz this year, as well as clinics and performances by guest artists and clinicians

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- FALL JAZZ CONCERT-
UWL Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Bluffs Ballroom, UWL Student Union
*** Note: Masks Required

This concert features The UW-L Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble.  The compositions will range in style from big band swing to today's contemporary writing, including Latin jazz and funk. We are pleased to present this concert as a FREE performance!

Jazz Combos  I and II
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
(7:00 - 8:00 p.m. is an open jazz jam - bring your instrument!)
The Entertainment Cafe, Lower Level of the UWL Student Union, 521 East Ave. N, La Crosse
*** Note: Masks Required

- SWINGING YULETIDE-
UWL Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Friday, December 3, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Bluffs Ballroom, UWL Student Union
*** Note: Masks Required

The annual UWL holiday jazz extravaganza returns! Start your holiday season with some yuletide instrumental and vocal jazz! This annual scholarship fundraiser performance will feature the UWL Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble, as well as the UWL Jazz Combo, and the Coulee Chordsmen. It's a guaranteed sellout every year so get your tickets early! Reserved seating is cabaret style at tables, and general seating is theater style on the sides of the room. Tickets go on sale November 1st.  Call 608.785.8415  to reserve your seats!

Jazz Combos  I and II
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
(7:00-8:00 is an open jazz jam - bring your instrument!)
The Entertainment Cafe, Lower Level of the UWL Student Union, 521 East Ave. N, La Crosse
*** Note: Masks Required

- BIG BAND CABARET-
UWL Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Friday, February 25, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Bluffs Ballroom, UWL Student Union

Join the UWL Big Bands and guests as they recreate the sounds of the big band era! Seating is cabaret style complete with beverage service and a spacious dance floor.

Call 608.785.8415 to reserve your seat!

Jazz Combos  I and II
Performance #1 - TBA

- SPRING JAZZ CONCERT -
UWL Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Bluffs Ballroom, UWL Student Union 

The final big band concert of the school year with the UWL Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble!  With Dr. Chris Frye as featured as guest composer and pianist, the concert includes the debut of Dr. Frye's composition Astoria. This concert will be a FREE performance, but donations to the UWL foundation are welcome and will be used to endow the Frye Jazz Piano Scholarship, in honor of Dr. Frye's distinguished career at UWL and as a professional jazz pianist in the La Crosse area.

Jazz Combos  I and II
Performance #2 - TBA