2020 Anoka-Ramsey Jazz festival

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 Friday, February 28th. This year's festival will feature 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. 

The festival is open to middle and high school jazz ensembles, registration can be found below. Note that you can sign up for either a morning (10-1) or afternoon (3-6) session. 

All aspects of the festival are FREE to participating schools! Please register and secure your ensemble(s) spot in the festival by February 1st. Performance spots are given on a first-come, first-served basis so get your reservation in as early as possible.

If you have any questions regarding the festival, please feel free to contact Geoffrey Senn at 763-433-1739 or by email at geoffrey.senn@anokaramsey.edu

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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)
•    4:00pm-5:00pm
              -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

The Anoka-Ramsey Faculty Jazz ensemble

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Sam Bergstrom - Guitar

Scott Johnson - Saxophone

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Scott Agster - Trombone

Jazz Festival registration form
Fri, Feb 28
Performing Arts Center - Coon Rapids, MN
Afternoon Session (3pm-6pm)
ARCC Jazz Fest
Fri, Feb 28
Performing Arts Center - Coon Rapids, MN
Morning Session (10am-1pm)
ARCC Jazz Fest
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Community College

11200 Mississippi Blvd

Coon Rapids, MN 55433

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