Tickets for the 2019 University of Minnesota Morris Jazz Festival are on sale now. The 41st UMN Morris Jazz Festival program will celebrate jazz’s most important precursor: the Blues and will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5 in Edson Auditorium on the campus Student Center.

Guest artists include Matt Leder (trumpet), Scott Agster (trombone), Ryan Frane (piano), Pete James Johnson (drums), and Joey Pettit (bass). They will be joined on stage by the UMN Morris Jazz Ensemble 1, the West Central All-Stars Big Band, and the UMN Morris Alumni Jazzers Big Band.

The UMN Morris Jazz Fest is a non-competitive festival open to middle- and high-school jazz big bands and combos. It provides area students with memorable and interactive jazz experiences, through masterclasses, instrument clinics, “meet the artist” sessions, and more.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students at


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