Department of Music

Special Programs

Xavier University of Louisiana Jazz Festival

The Xavier University of Louisiana Jazz Festival is a three-day event hosting various genres of the jazz art form.  The event itself hosts an Evening Concert Series with a day scheduled for various clinics/workshop lectures.  The Evening Concert Series specifically have themes featuring guest artists in performance with the final evening concert, hosting a jazz master with the Xavier University Jazz Ensemble.  The final evening begins at midday with a Clinic/Workshop Series featuring established jazz artists presenting various topics of the jazz genre.

The purpose of the Xavier University Jazz Festival is to present to the Xavier
University of Louisiana student body and the New Orleans community a varied range of jazz related concerts and clinics/workshops featuring world-class jazz artists.  The Clinics/Workshop Day is designed and structured for the junior/senior high school student as well as the collegiate/professional and will offer opportunities in educational presentations and performance participation.  The Evening Concert Series presents world-class jazz artists performing a three evening series of concerts where the final evening will present the Xavier University of Louisiana Jazz Ensemble in concert featuring a renowned jazz master as soloist.

Xavier University Visiting Artists Series

Department of Music


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