The Western Invitational Jazz Festival is a high school jazz festival which 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 nurturing atmosphere.
Registration information coming soon!
If you have questions, email Jazz Department Chair Scott Cowan. Scott.Cowan@wmich.edu
In addition to each student group, the festival includes two concerts:
- An opening concert on Friday with the Western Jazz Collective and a special guest Elliot Mason.
- The closing evening concert with the top high school big band and combo, as well as the WMU Jazz Orchestra featuring our special guest.
The 40th Annual Western Invitational Jazz Festival will feature guest Trombonist Elliot Mason.
8 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020
Elliot Mason and the Western Jazz Collective
High school bands perform
All Day Saturday, March 21, 2020
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020
WMU Jazz Orchestra and Elliot Mason
All events take place at Western Michigan University's Dalton Center.
All tickets available at Miller Auditorium
(269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858 and at the door