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Winter Jazz Blast

Friday, March 25, 2022

The annual Anoka-Ramsey Winter Jazz Blast returns this March!  This year's festival will be hosted in collaboration by Anoka-Ramsey Community College and JazzMN. 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 geoffrey.senn@anokaramsey.edu.

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General Schedule

Morning Session

  • School performances with clinics

  • Improvisation and Jazz Styles Clinic


  • On your own (campus space available for eating)

Afternoon Session

  • School performances with clinics
  • Director's workshop

  • Trumpet, trombone, saxophone, and rhythm section clinics with Anoka-Ramsey faculty


  • Concert featuring Jazz MN and the Anoka-Ramsey Jazz Faculty

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