Western Invitational Jazz Festival

The 42nd Annual Western Invitational Jazz Festival

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024

Special Guest, Elliot Mason, Trombone


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.

High school bands perform
Saturday, March 2, 2024 
All Day and FREE to the public

Closing Concert

Saturday, March 2, 2024, 7:30 p.m. 

Featuring the top high school big band and combo, as well as Elliot Mason with the Western Jazz Collective and the WMU Jazz Orchestra.

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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