Header Image

Isthmus Jazz Festival

  • IJF2 Slider Image

30th Anniversary

In 2017, the Isthmus Jazz Festival will be celebrating 30 years of swing, groove and improv. To honor this milestone, the UW Jazz Orchestra will debut a commissioned piece, written by Paul Dietrich, about the Terrace titled Scenes from Lake Mendota.

An ode to the Terrace, Scenes from Lake Mendota is a three movement piece capturing the natural beauty of the lake at different times of day: "Bright", "Twilight", "After Dark".


Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective
June 17 | 8pm | Shannon Hall

Concerts on The Terrace

The rest of the concerts will be on the Memorial Union Terrace and are FREE. If it rains, concerts will be moved in doors to Der Rathskeller.

Festival Schedule

Friday, June 16, 2017
4:30pm - Isthmus High School All-Stars
6:00pm - Alyssa Allgood
8:00pm - Kevin Hayden Trio
10:00pm - Darren Sterud Orchestra
Saturday, June 17, 2017
12:00pm - UW-Whitewater Jazz Ensemble One
1:15pm - Edgewood College Jazz Band
2:30pm - UW-Platteville Jazz 1
4:00pm - Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Band with Tom Mattioli
6:00pm - UW Jazz Orchestra – Including commissioned Scenes from Lake Mendota
8:00pm - Terence Blanchard feat. the E-Collective (Shannon Hall)
8:00pm - Jan Wheaton Quintet
10:00pm - Edu Rey y Su Salsera
11:00pm - Orquesta SalSoul

See All

Upcoming Events

No events at this time


See All

Restaurants Nearby


Memorial Union


Tuesday: 11am to 5pm

Badger Market in Ingraham

Ingraham Hall

Open Now

Tuesday: 7am to 2pm