UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Jazz @ UW-River Falls

The RADD Jazz Series features the UW-River Falls Jazz Ensemble, directed by Professor of Music David Milne, as well as national and regional touring jazz artists.  The RADD Jazz Series is dedicated to the memory of John Radd, Professor of Music and Jazz Ensemble Director at UW-River Falls. The RADD Jazz Series is a collaboration between the UWRF Music Department and UWRF Falcon Programs, Office of Student Life.

2014-2015 JAZZ EVENTS

Saturday, October 4th at 7:30 PM
UWRF Homecoming Concert

The UWRF Symphony Band, directed by Dr. Kristin Tjornehoj
The UW-River Falls Jazz Ensemble, Directed by Dr. David Milne
William Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building
Admission $5 adults/$3 seniors/$2 students

Saturday, October 18th at 7:30 PM
RADD Jazz Series Presents "A Tribute to Charles Mingus"

The UW-River Falls Jazz Ensemble, Directed by Dr. David Milne
Featuring the Music of Charles Mingus, American bassist, composer, and bandleader, and jazz legend.  
William Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building
Admission is free and open to everyone.

Saturday, December 6th at 7:30 PM 
RADD Jazz Series Presents "The Holiday Swing Dance"

The UW-River Falls Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. David Milne, performs classic big band and holiday season favorites from the Swing Era for your listening and dancing pleasure.  Featuring Guest Artist Charmin Michelle, Jazz Vocalist.  
Swing dance lessons,  refreshments, and a cash bar are provided.  
University Center, Falcon’s Nest
Admission is free and open to everyone. 

Friday, February 20th
The 2015 UWRF Jazz Festival
Featuring Donny McCaslin, saxophone

Annual UWRF Jazz Festival, featuring concerts, workshops, clinics for regional high school and middle school jazz ensembles.  Collaboration with RADD Jazz Series, providing the UWRF campus and regional community the opportunity to hear exceptionally high-quality American Jazz musicians, including Grammy Award winning musicians Ernie Watts, Mike Stern, Bob Mintzer, and more!  This year's Jazz Festival features Grammy nominated saxophonist, composer and recording artist, Donny McCaslin.  
1:00 PM UWRF Jazz Ensemble Concert
William Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building

Friday, February 20th at 7:30 PM
RADD Jazz Series Presents "The Jazz Club Cabaret"

Featuring Donny McCaslin, saxophonist, composer, and Grammy nominated recording artist, with the UWRF Faculty Jazz Group.  
Refreshments and a cash bar are provided. 
University Center, Falcon’s Nest
Admission is free and open to everyone.

Saturday, February 21st at 7:30 PM
RADD Jazz Series Presents Donny McCaslin with the UWRF Jazz Ensemble

Featuring Donny McCaslin, saxophonist, composer, and Grammy nominated recording artist, performing original compositions and arrangements with the UWRF Jazz Ensemble, directed by David Milne.  
William Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building
Admission is free and open to everyone 

Saturday, April 18th at 7:30 PM
RADD Jazz Series Presents "Universal Language XI", featuring J.P. Jofre

The UW-River Falls Jazz Ensemble, directed by David Milne
Featuring J. P Jofre, NYC-based bandoneonist, recording artist, composer, and specialist in Argentine Tango, performing original compositions and arrangements with the UWRF Jazz Ensemble.  
William Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building
Admission is free and open to everyone

2014-2015 RADD Jazz Series
"A Tribute to Charles Mingus"
October 18, 2014
Charles Mingus 
Jazz Bassist, Composer, Bandleader

Charles-Mingus 250

"The Holiday Swing Dance"
December 6, 2014
Charmin Michelle, jazz vocalist

CharminMichelle 250

2015 UWRF Jazz Festival
"The Jazz Club Cabaret"
February 20-21, 2015
UWRF Jazz Ensemble
Donny McCaslin, saxophone

DONNY McCASLIN 250

"Universal Language XI"
April 18, 2015
J.P. Jofre, bandoneon

JP Jofre 250