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Northwest Missouri State University

2016 Northwest Jazz Festival

Northwest Missouri State University is proud to invite middle school and high school jazz ensembles and combos to the annual Northwest Jazz Festival on Friday, February 26, 2016. This year’s festival will feature the Four Freshmen. They will perform a noon concert/jazz clinic, free of charge. The 5 p.m. Awards Concert will feature the Northwest Jazz Ensemble with several guest soloists. All the day’s events are free and open to the public.

If you wish for students/parents/directors to attend the 7:30 p.m. Four Freshmen performance, Northwest has arranged for a special ticket price of $5 each for festival participants. Please indicate how many tickets you need in the drop-down box below and I will send an invoice to you for the total amount (fees plus tickets for the evening concert). The Four Freshmen appear courtesy of the Northwest Missouri State University Encore series and the Missouri Arts Council.

The fees for this year are $150 (Jazz Ensemble) and $100 (Jazz Combo). Once groups are registered online, I will send an invoice to directors. Please make contact with me via email if you have any questions.


Dr. William S. Richardson
Professor of Music | Director, Northwest Jazz Festival | 660.562.1316 (office)


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Registration for the 2016 Jazz Festival is closed.