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Winter Jazz Festival

Friday, March 1, 2024

The annual Anoka-Ramsey Winter Jazz Festival returns March 1, 2024!  Stay tuned for more information about this year's guest artist. This non-competitive festival will offer positive learning-based experiences for student jazz ensembles or combos, and outstanding performances by seasoned professionals.

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

Masterclass Topics:

Jazz Improv

Jazz History & Listening

Music & Social Media

Director's Workshop

Instrumental Masterclasses:




Rhythm Section

Schedule Outline
*sample from 2023 festival

Morning Session

  • School performances and clinics

  • Masterclasses


  • On your own (campus space available for eating)

  • Campus tours available

Afternoon Session

  • School performances and clinics
  • Masterclasses


  • Latin Jazz Styles masterclass with Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra

  • Concert featuring Anoka-Ramsey Jazz Faculty and the Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra

The Anoka-Ramsey Jazz Faculty

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Geoff Senn - Trumpet

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Kameron Markworth - Bass

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Sam Bergstrom - Guitar

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Scott Johnson - Saxophone

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Dave Schmalenberger - Drums

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Scott Agster - Trombone

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