Brandon University Jazz Festival

March 14th, 15th, and 16th, 2024!

Brandon University School of Music is proud to present the Brandon University Jazz Festival. Faculty and students from the School of Music look forward to welcoming you to our campus! 

Join us for 3 days of music and learning! Students will work with nationally Adjudicators and hear talented Guest Artists perform in a variety of settings on the beautiful Brandon University campus. 

Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life” – Art Blakey.

Upcoming dates:
March 13-15 2025
March 12-14 2026

Welcome from the School of Music

For 40 years the Brandon Jazz Festival occupied a special place in the School of Music calendar. For faculty and students alike the festival represented an important opportunity to listen, perform, and build lasting connections with colleagues and mentors. We know that this experience was not unique to us, and that the festival meant these same things to music educators and their students from all across Canada. 

The School of Music is therefore honoured and excited to be taking over the festival, re-launching it as the Brandon University Jazz Festival after several years away. We look forward to bringing you the same top-notch performances and workshops you’ve come to expect, while creating more opportunities for our students and faculty to interact with festival-goers. 

We cannot wait to welcome you back to our campus as we enter this new era for the festival. Here’s to the next 40 years of this festival serving jazz and music education in our region! 

-Greg Gatien, Dean of Music

Take a look at our previous Jazz Festivals!


Thank you to our sponsors! 

“Jazz has endured because it doesn’t have a beginning or an ending. It’s a moment.” – Robert Altman. 

Brandon University School of Music is located on Treaty 2 lands. These are the traditional homelands of the Dakota, Anishanabek, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dene and Métis Peoples of the Red River to whom we are grateful for their ongoing patience and hospitality.

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Photography © Matt Duboff