Thee University of Wisconsin-River Falls will host the UW-River Falls Jazz Festival, on Friday, February 22, 2013. The Jazz Festival features performances by outstanding regional high school and middle school jazz ensembles. The Jazz Festival is a non-competitive event, and provides excellent learning experiences for students of all levels with professional jazz clinicians and knowledgeable music educators.
The 2013 UW-River Falls Jazz Festival guest artist is jazz guitarist Mike Stern. In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six- time GRAMMY nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation. Mike Stern has performed and recorded with legendary jazz and jazz-fusion artists including Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, Bob Berg, Kenny Garret, Bela Fleck, Billy Cobham, Yellowjackets, and Blood Sweat and Tears. As a leader, Mike Stern has recorded several successful studio and live albums and DVD's since his debut in 1985.
RADD Jazz Series
Jazz Guitarist Extraordinaire
Jazz Club Concert
Jazz Ensemble Concert