WINONA, Minn. — As the school year begins again, it’s time to mark your calendars for another great year of programming presented by Jazz at Saint Mary’s.

Fall 2019

Family Weekend performances kick off another year of outstanding music at Saint Mary’s University. Join Jazz, Choir, and Band for a combined concert on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. in Page Theatre.

Jazz at Saint Mary’s welcomes the holidays with Jingle Bell Swing on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Page Theatre. Swingin’ holiday favorites, jazz classics, and surprise guests will be featured, as well as a new arrangement of “Mister Santa” by A. Eric Heukeshoven, director of jazz studies at Saint Mary’s.

Rounding out the fall schedule is the Jazz Final on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Twice a year, all Jazz at Saint Mary’s groups get together for an informal session of great music in a casual setting. For the second year, the Jazz Final will be held at Island City Brewing Company as part of their monthly Jazz Jam. The event is free, and community members are invited to join the musicians as they celebrate the end of the semester.

Spring 2020

Jazz at Saint Mary’s will present Master of the Slide on Sunday, April 26, at 3 p.m. in Page Theatre. The performance will feature Dr. Scott Agster and will focus on music written and performed by some of the greatest players in the history from pioneers Jack Teagarden and Slide Hampton to contemporary artists Delfeavo Marsalis and Trombone Shorty.

The season will culminate with another Jazz Final, and spring brings the festivities outdoors. Grab a lawn chair or a blanket and join Jazz at Saint Mary’s on the Saint Mary’s Winona Campus Plaza on Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m. for a free, fun afternoon of music.

For more information, contact Heukeshoven at 507-457-7292 or eheukesh@smumn.edu. Ticket information is available at pagetheatre.org or by calling the box office at 507-457-1715.

Photo caption: Jazz at Saint Mary’s performs at the 2018 Red Bird Club cabaret event. 

This article was originally published on the Saint Mary's University Newsroom