Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn
Skip Navigation LinksEvents > Belle Mehus Auditorium > University of Mary Jazz Festival

University of Mary Jazz Festival

Date: Jan 27 - Jan 28, 2023
1 of 1

Each year at the end of January, the Music Department presents the annual University of Mary Jazz Festival – bringing hundreds of students from across the region to campus. Over the years, our ensembles have shared the stage with world-renowned guest artists, including Jeff Coffin, Don Ellis, Jon Faddis, Kevin Mahogany, Tom "Bones" Malone, Bob Mintzer, Terrell Stafford, Nestor Torez, Bill Watrous, Kenny Werner, and The New York Voices. Bringing artists to campus allows our student musicians the opportunity to perform alongside and learn from some of the world's best jazz performers and educators.

The University of Mary Jazz Festival was founded in 1974 by Ernie Borr. It has become an honored tradition for the University of Mary Music Department and the Bismarck/Mandan community. We invite the public to attend any of the participating schools' performances.

Date / Time

Friday, Jan. 27

  • Doors 6:30pm
  • Concert 7:30pm

Saturday, Jan. 28

  • Doors 6:30pm
  • Concert 7:30pm


Friday, Jan. 27 – Free

Saturday, Jan. 28 - $20 General Admission, $15 Students and Seniors

For more information, visit. https://www.umary.edu/about/events/jazz-festival

Back to