The Concordia Jazz Day involves Concordia Jazz Ensembles I and II, exciting and impactful guest artists, and high schools from around the region.

Our next jazz day is in the works, and more information will be posted here as it becomes available. Workshops and sessions typically begin at 9 a.m. and the festival concludes at 5 p.m. with a concert featuring Concordia Jazz I and our guest artists.

  • All Equipment will be supplied
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Flexible time schedule for performances if needed
  • Each band should plan on 10 minutes of music for the judges, a clinic will follow

For more information, email Concordia Jazz director Russ Peterson.

Past Schedule

8:30 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. Band #1 Performs
9:30 a.m. Band #2 Performs
10 a.m. Band #3 Performs
10:30 a.m. Band #4 Performs
11 a.m. Band #5 Performs
11:30 a.m. Band #6 Performs
Noon Lunch (provided by Concordia)
1 p.m. Performance with Concordia Jazz I and Guests
2 p.m.

Director's workshop

Improvisation clinic for students with Russ Peterson

2:30 p.m. Director's workshop
3 p.m.

Rhythm section clinics


4 p.m. More band performances if needed



Russell M. Peterson

Associate Professor, Saxophone and Bassoon Music