53rd Annual Loyola Jazz Ensemble Festival

Leroy Jones, photo by Teemu Mattson
Friday, March 3, 2023 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 4:00pm
Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall

The 53rd Annual Loyola University Jazz Ensemble Festival:
A Celebration of New Orleans Trumpet Masters

With Wendell Brunious, Leroy Jones, and Jamil Sharif


Bring your student musicians to a great educational festival experience in the birthplace of jazz!

This year’s festival will be a celebration of New Orleans Trumpet Masters. We will be featuring Wendell Brunious, Leroy Jones, and Jamil Sharif as guest artists and clinicians for the 2023 Loyola University Jazz Ensemble Festival. The festival is open to big bands and jazz combos from the Elementary through College level, who will perform and receive a clininc from our panel of expert musicians and educators. Various awards, including scholarships to the Loyola University Summer Jazz Camp will also be given.

Included with registration are FREE Master Classes for all instruments on Friday and Saturday at 12:30 p.m., taught by the Loyola Jazz Faculty and a Masterclass by the New Orleans Trumpet Masters. 


Friday, March 3:

Loyola Faculty Jazz Concert

4:30 pm Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall

FREE and Open to the Public


Saturday, March 4:

A Celebration of New Orleans Trumpet Kings:

Wendell Brunious, Leroy Jones, and Jamil Sharif with the Loyola Jazz Ensemble

4:30pm  Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall

$20 for general admission, free for Loyola students, faculty and staff, free for festival participants



February 18th, 2023

Participation fee is $325 for big bands, and $200 for combos.

For more information, please contact Gordon Towell at gltowell@loyno.edu or 504-865-2164.