Lawrence Jazz Weekend brings professional jazz artists to the Lawrence campus for a 100% non-competitive jazz education festival. Instrumental and vocal jazz educators continue to appreciate the low-pressure clinic environment, the inspirational boost at the start of the school year, the extended ensemble workshop clinics with renowned clinicians, the special focus upon improvisation, the absence of ratings and trophies, and a "Who's Who" list of professional jazz artists.

The Artists


Friday | November 7, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.

Grammy® Award-winning drummer, composer and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington released "The Mosaic Project" in July 2011.

The record won a GRAMMY® Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, gathered a myriad of voices and crystallized them into a multi-faceted whole that far outweighed the sum of its parts. She produced the 14-song set which featured some of the most prominent female jazz artists of the last few decades: Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sheila E., Nona Hendryx, Cassandra Wilson, Geri Allen and several others.

Saturday | November 8, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.

With the Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble

Grammy Award-winning drummer Peter Erskine has been at the forefront of world-class jazz ensembles for 40 years.

His first major professional work was in the 1970s with the bands of Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson and Weather Report. He went on to perform and record with the Brecker Brothers, the Yellowjackets, Steely Dan, Chick Corea and a host of others.

Registration & Tickets


Jazz Celebration Weekend
Jazz and Improvisational Music
Conservatory of Music
Lawrence University
711 East Boldt Way
Appleton, WI 54911-5626

Patty Darling (for questions from or about directors, clinicians, educational events, and commissioned composer details):
(920) 832-6898

Jillian Johnson (for questions about concerts and ticketing):
(920) 832-6773


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