Western Invitational Jazz Festival

The 40th Annual Western Invitational Jazz Festival

Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th, 2022

With Special Guest Helen Sung-Piano

Acclaimed pianist, composer and educator performs with the Western Jazz Collective and the WMU Jazz Orchestra https://www.helensung.com

The Western Invitational Jazz Festival is a high school jazz festival that welcomes both big bands and combos. Student groups gain valuable performance experience as they are adjudicated by our WMU jazz faculty in an encouraging and inspiring atmosphere.  More info about participation.

Register your band for the festival

In addition to each student group, the festival includes two concerts:

  1. An opening concert on Friday with the Western Jazz Collective and a special guest Helen Sung.
  2. The closing evening concert with the top high school big band and combo, as well as the WMU Jazz Orchestra featuring our special guest.

Opening Concert

8 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2022
Helen Sung and the Western Jazz Collective

High school bands perform

All Day Saturday, March 5, 2022

Closing Concert

7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2022
WMU Jazz Orchestra and Helen Sung

All events take place at Western Michigan University's Dalton Center.

If you have questions, email Scott Cowan at Scott.Cowan@wmich.edu

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