Jazz Festival

The 2019 Woody Herman Jazz Festival
hosted by The Prairie School
featuring The Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra


The original festival scheduled for 1/23 was postponed due to weather. The new date is reflected below.

Friday, February 15th, 2019
Morning (9 – 12:15) & Afternoon (11:30 – 2:45) Sessions


A fun, educational day of Jazz open to middle and high school ensembles in Southeastern Wisconsin affording them the opportunity to learn from and play with members of the Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra.

Included with your school’s registration fee will be a jazz history class*, an improvisation clinic**, a jazz workshop*** and a concert.

*An exploration of the origins and evolution of musical styles that comprise the spectrum of jazz music.

** Students will learn the fundamentals of improvising in the context of jazz music.

*** Groups will perform for and work with members of the Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra.

DAY OF SCHEDULE  (for attending schools only)

Woody Herman/Sister Faban & MJO Scholarship Form

(Scholarships are administered by Greater Milwaukee Foundation and have no affiliation with Prairie School.)


Middle School Jazz Combo x $195
Middle School Jazz Ensemble x $195
High School Jazz Combo x $250
High School Jazz Ensemble x 250

Note: There is a $50 discount for groups with a UWM Youth Ensemble member.

There is also a $4 non-refundable service charge on all registrations. Please factor this in to your total when writing your check.

Payment is by check only.

All checks should be made payable to “Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra” and mailed to 6241 Berkshire Lane, Racine, WI 53402. Checks can also be mailed to The Prairie School at 4050 Lighthouse Drive, Wind Point, WI 53402.

Checks must be received by Monday, February 11th.

Questions can be directed to Jamie Breiwick, Prairie School Instrumental Music Teacher (262-752-2631).