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55th Annual Kinser Jazz Festival

February 13, 2022 - February 16, 2022

The Kinser Jazz Festival is proud to announce our 55th Annual Kinser Jazz Festival on February 14, 15, and 16, 2022!

Our headliners this year will be Grammy Award Winners Randy Brecker and Eric Marienthal with Kris Berg and the Metroplexity Big Band on Tuesday, February 15 at 7:00PM. With all the COVID craziness of the past year, we decided to hold the headliner concert in the Wheeler Concert Hall on the Casper College Campus. In the event tickets are fully sold before 2022, we will look into a larger venue. Tickets will be $25 for adults and $15 for students. 
Our adjudicators this year will be Groove for Thought’s Brennan Baglio; dean of the music school at Colorado State University (and he’s also Casper College Alumni) saxophonist, Dan Goble, and from Montana State University-Billings trombonist, John Roberts. Additionally, we will be hosting adjudicators from the Jazz At Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington program on Wednesday, February 16. We are strongly encouraging high school and college bands to sign up for spots on Wednesday (and register for EE, it’s free and you even get free music) and play at least one chart from the EE library, if that is a possibility. Other groups (junior high bands, high school and junior high choirs) are, of course, very welcome on Wednesday but encouraged to sign up for spots on Monday or Tuesday, if possible. 
Tickets, meal vouchers, and group registrations can be purchased at  
While COVID restrictions are quite a bit more relaxed now than they were last year, please be sure to check for the most up to date information. You and your students are very welcome to hang out all day and watch all the groups you can. You may wear a mask, if you like and there are plenty of places to wash hands and use hand sanitizer. Additionally, we will have a crew of volunteers cleaning after every group performs.
It’s going to be a great festival and we are very excited to see you all in February. If you have any questions or concerns, just let me know!
Joshua R. Mietz, DMA
International Clarinet Association—Wyoming State Chair
Casper College—
Director of Bands,
Instructor of Woodwinds
Kinser Jazz Festival—Executive Director
Cell: (303) 818-5035
Office: (307) 268-2246


February 13, 2022
February 16, 2022


Casper College


Casper College
125 College Dr
Casper, WY 82601 United States
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