Jazz Festival

 
 
 

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51ST ANNUAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

MORNINGSIDE JAZZ FESTIVAL

FEATURING HENRY HEY, PIANO AND KARYN QUINN, BASS

FEBRUARY 6-9, 2024

CELEBRATING ALL THINGS JAZZ

The 2024 Morningside Jazz Festival will be held on February 6-9, 2024. This event is free and open to the public. All performances will be held in Eppley Auditorium on Morningside’s campus.

Jazz and jazz education have long been a hallmark of the music program at Morningside and we pride ourselves on being a regional resource for students and directors alike.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Erik Mahon, Director of Jazz Studies, at mahone@morningside.edu or (712) 274-5239

Jazz Festival Logo

Schedule By Class

View and download the schedule. Each class is scheduled to perform one day.

In addition, the M Avenue Jazz Ensemble will perform a mini-concert each day of the festival at midday and their performance will feature guest musicians from the festival. Check out the complete schedule for more information.

Schedule

  • 1A – Tuesday, February 6, 2024
  • 2A – Thursday, February 8, 2024
  • 3A – Wednesday, February 7, 2024
  • 4A – Friday, February 9, 2024

MEET THE GUEST CLINICIANS

Henry-Hey

Henry Hey, Piano

Sioux City Native, Henry Hey, has an innate curiosity and unique ability to bring multiple musical influences together. This is probably because everything from the Beatles to Bach to Count Basie to the sound of Henry’s own father playing various musical instruments could be heard at any time in his childhood home.

Karyn-Quinn

Karyn Quinn, Bass

Karyn Quinn is a bassist in demand throughout the Midwest for her unique ability to supply just the right “bottom line,” harmonically and stylistically, for a wide range of musical experiences. Equally accomplished as a classical, pop, standards, musical theatre and jazz player, Karyn performs regularly with the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra, Safe Passage Jazz Quartet, Optimism Jazz Sextet, Viterbo University Conservatory for the Performing Arts and the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra.

PAST FESTIVAL RESULTS

View the results of past festivals below.

Student Playing Trombone
Jazz Players On Stage

Middle School Jazz Day

The Morningside Jazz Festival is for high school (9 – 12) jazz bands. Morningside offers a Middle School Jazz Day for grades 6-8.

JAZZ FESTIVAL CONTACTS

Erik Mahon

Erik Mahon

Assistant Professor

Erik’s Profile
Kristal Grigsby

Kristal Grigsby

Administrative Assistant

Performing Arts

Kristal’s Profile

THE ARTS AT MORNINGSIDE

SCHOOL OF VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS

The Morningside University School of Visual and Performing Arts provides immersive opportunities for Morningside students and the Siouxland community to experience the power of music and the fine arts. All Morningside students, regardless of major, can audition and perform in ensembles and productions.

Christmas At Morningside 2022 Performance