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Festival Events

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Student Sessions

Jazz students have been learning and growing at the Eau Claire Jazz Festival for decades. This year is even more dynamic than ever before. We’ve paired an impressive roster of adjudicators along with some of the most inspiring jazz icons to create an exceptional experience for your schools.

Both students and educators find

exceptional value in the world-class jazz

masters sharing their presentations, performance, and a Q&A session throughout the duration of the festival. Come to see several master classes, all for free!

The festival breaks out of its campus walls in the evenings for featured performances by headliners and guest artists, backed by the nationally renowned UW-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble I. The top bands from our STUDENT SESSIONS will get the opportunity to play in front of a packed house.

Jazz Crawl is the transformation of downtown Eau Claire into a New York jazz scene. Here, you can explore over 50 exceptional music groups at 18 different venues (all-ages and 21+).  This year, our groups will be featuring a variety of music styles including ragtime, blues, acoustic, and big band. Join over 3,000 people and enjoy this once a year celebration!

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