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Tickets On Sale Now for the 39th Annual Jazz Festival

A jazz ensemble playing onstage
Event Date: 
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Prestigious jazz musicians Russ Johnson, Scott Agster, Bryan Nichols, Chris Bates, and JT Bates to perform nightly April 7–8.

Tickets are available now for the 39th annual University of Minnesota, Morris Jazz Festival. This year the festival will pay tribute to the legendary Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Performances will take place Friday, April 7, and Saturday April 8, at 7 p.m. in Edson Auditorium.

Dating back to 1978, Jazz Fest boasts a longstanding tradition of high-quality performances, and this year promises to be no exception. Morris will welcome to the stage some of the most prestigious jazz musicians in the northern Midwest: Russ Johnson (trumpet), Scott Agster (trombone), Bryan Nichols (piano), Chris Bates (bass), and JT Bates (drums). These acclaimed guest artists will perform alongside the West Central All-Stars (Friday) and the UMM Alumni Jazzers (Saturday), along with the University of Minnesota, Morris Prestige Combo and Jazz Ensemble I.

Tickets ($16 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and youths under 18, and $5 for UMM students) will be available online at or by phone at 320-589-6077.