WINONA, Minn. — Jazz at Saint Mary’s is planning a full season of performances for the 2021-22 academic year.
The season kicks off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, on the Saint Mary’s Plaza. This free Family Weekend concert will feature jazz favorites and a preview of themes from our fall and spring events. Due to on-going COVID-19 restrictions, the performance will be canceled in the event of rain.
On Friday, Dec. 10, the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo 1 will present Holiday Hits at 7:30 p.m. in the Page Theatre. The concert will feature festive jazz favorites selected by the student musicians from performances over the past 10 years.
Twice a year, all three Jazz at Saint Mary’s groups get together for an informal session of great music in a casual setting. The fall Jazz Final will again be held at Island City Brewing Company from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19, as part of their free monthly Jazz Jam event. The public is invited to join the musicians as they celebrate the end of the semester.
On Sunday, April 24, at 3 p.m. in the Page Theatre, travel down memory lane as Jazz at Saint Mary’s presents Big Screen/Small Screen–Classic Jazz Themes featuring jazz-inspired soundtracks from “The Pink Panther,” “M.A.S.H.,” “Mission Impossible,” and “The Flintstones.”
The season will end with another Jazz Final, and spring takes the festivities outdoors. Grab a seat on the Plaza and join at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1, for a free and fun afternoon of great music to wrap up the 2021-22 season.
For more information, contact A. Eric Heukeshoven, director of Jazz Studies, at 507-457-7292 or email@example.com.
Photo caption: Guest drummer Rich MacDonald solos with the Jazz Ensemble during the Choppin’ Wood concert in April 2021.