The annual Anoka-Ramsey Jazz Festival is a non-competitive, positive and learning-based jazz festival for young jazz ensembles and outstanding performers held at Anoka-Ramsey Community College The 2020 event was a success with local middle and high school participation and featured one of the most exciting new jazz groups to hit the Twin Cities, the Inatnas Orchestra. This group is led by, and features the music of Asuka Kakitani and JC Sanford.
All aspects of the festival are FREE to participating schools!
If you have any questions regarding the festival, please feel free to contact Geoffrey Senn at 763-433-1739 or by email at
The Inatnas Orchestra
Asuka Kakitani and JC Sanford
• 10:00am-1:00pm - school performances with clinics (Morning Session)
• 11:00am-12:00pm - Improvisation and Jazz Styles Clinic
• 3:00pm-6:00pm - school performances with clinics (Afternoon Session)
-Directors workshop with JC and Asuka
-Trumpet, trombone, saxophone and rhythm section clinics with ARCC faculty
• 6:30 - Concert featuring the Inatnas Orchestra and the ARCC Faculty Jazz Ensemble