Jazz Festival

Thursday, February 3 | 6:00 PM
Friday, February 4, 2022 | 6:00 PM
Festival Concert Hall

$5 for Adults, $2 Seniors, Free for NDSU Students with ID

The 39th Annual Jazz Festival will be held on February 3-4, 2022 at the Challey School of Music. High school and junior high groups perform at this non-competitive festival, and work receive comments and coaching from these professional jazz artists and educators. Each artist will hold jazz clinics throughout the day, and be featured with the NDSU Jazz Ensemble in concert at 6pm each day.

The festival culminates in a high-powered concert featuring our world-class guest artists in performance with the NDSU Jazz Ensemble.


Sal Lozano – Los Angeles-bases saxophonist and studio recording artist with Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. http://www.sallozano.com

Dean Sorenson – Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and award-winning composer. http://www.deansorensonmusic.com

Ross Pederson – New York City based drummer, Fargo native, University of North Texas One O’clock Jazz Lab Band alumnus, currently performing with the Grammy award winning vocal group Manhattan Transfer.

Festival Information:

1. Registration for each group: Registration Form

2. $250 fee per ensemble

3. Each ensemble will receive a total of 30 minutes performance and clinic time. This will include recorded comments from clinicians, and also an in person on stage clinic with at least one guest artist.

4. Bands will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis after registration fee is received.

Clinic and Band Performance Schedule