Welcome to the new Upper Mississippi Jazz Society website

Welcome to the Upper Mississippi Jazz Society website! We are dedicated to preserving and promoting the vibrant sounds of Dixieland Jazz in the beautiful Winona, Minnesota area. With our passion for live performances, we aim to bring the spirit and energy of this iconic genre to music lovers of all ages. Join us as we celebrate and explore the rich history of Dixieland Jazz. Get ready to tap your feet, swing to the rhythm, and experience the joy of live jazz music in our community. Together, we can keep the Dixieland Jazz tradition alive and thriving in the Upper Mississippi region. Visit our website for upcoming events, artist profiles, and more. Let the melodies of Dixieland Jazz transport you to a bygone era filled with timeless tunes and infectious beats. Come on in and let the jazz notes take you away! Discover the Upper Mississippi Jazz Society, where the spirit of Dixieland Jazz is alive and swinging. 

The Upper Mississippi Jazz Society is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote live performance of Dixieland music in the Winona, Minnesota area.

For information call:

Dave Forest, President,
507-452-8382 livedixieland@yahoo.com

Ken Bloom, Treasurer, 507-932-4675

Membership is $10.00 annually.
Members with email get news and updated information. Enroll at a monthly meeting, or mail information to:

Upper Mississippi Jazz Society
224 Lake Drive
Winona, MN 55987


uppermississippijazzsociety.org


THE JUNE 2ND MONTHLY MEETING AT THE BLACK HORSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THE BLACK HORSE HAS SCHEDULED ANOTHER EVENT AT THAT TIME.

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Winona has been having an annual Dixieland event since 1987. The Non-profit Upper Mississippi Jazz Society has been formed to keep up the tradition. We have been having a festival with three or more Dixieland bands, curently on the last Saturday of July. We also have a monthly meeting, 1st Sunday of month [April - November], at the Black Horse Bar and Grill, 5 - 7 pm, with Dixieland band entertainment.


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THE JUNE 2ND MEETING AT THE BLACK HORSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
THE BLACK HORSE HAS SCHEDULED ANOTHER EVENT AT THAT TIME

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The July monthly meeting of the Upper Mississippi Jazz Society will be at the Black Horse Bar  & Grill, One mile South of Winona off Hwy 61 on July 7th

The Gate City Jazz Band will entertain from 5 - 7 pm.

There is no cover charge, but the Upper Mississippi Jazz Society will pass the hat at intermission to help pay the musicians.

Food and drink will be available from the Black Horse,
 
The 37th Annual Dixieland Jazz Festival will be on  July 27, 2023 at the Crossings Center in Lewiston
(170 S. Fremont Street)(I90, exit 242).
It will be from noon-7;00 pm, with Seven Rivers Jazz Band, Pearl Street Banjo Band and the Gate City Jazz Band.

The Crossings will provide a Dance Band for your entertainment following the Festival.

The Crossings has added a very nice area with tables and chairs, covered by a roof for rain or shine events.

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The Crossings Center does have food and booze available.
They also have a jungle gym, basketball court, hay ride, and games such as corn hole.

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 The July  27, 2024
  Festival lineup

Noon-2:00
Seven Rivers Jazz Band

This LaCrosse Wisconsin band has been around many years, playing at the Moose Lodge, and more. Features Banjo Hall of Fame Star, Paul Erickson.

2:15-4:15
Pearl Street Banjo Band

Banjo's and more, Paul Erickson, Banjo;
Fred Dodd, Banjo;
Neil Duresky, Bass Banjo; Eric Heukeshoven, Keyboard;
Mark Glasel, Trombone.

4:30-6:30
Gate City Jazz Band

An eight piece band from Winona, entertaining us since 1978 with New Orleans style Dixieland and other toe tapping music.

The leader is Ken Bloom, Trombone, Vocals;
Dr. Frank Bures on Clarinet;
Mike Snustad, Trumpet and Flugelhorn;
Tim Gleason, Tuba;
Fred Dodd, Banjo;
Steve Kulas, Drums;
Dr. Dan Barr, Keyboard, Vocals;
Margaret Cassidy, Washboard, Vocals.