Meet the Band


About the band

The La Crosse Jazz Orchestra is western Wisconsin's premier big band. Directed by Greg Balfany, the group is best known through its Jazz in the Park concert series.

Now in its 46th season, the LJO's Jazz in the Park series provides free big band concerts throughout the summer in Riverside Park. In addition, the band has performed for arts series in several communities in Wisconsin and Minnesota as well as numerous conventions. The LJO has also appeared at area festivals such as Moon Tunes and the Caledonia Street Block Party.

The LJO mission: to promote, preserve and forward the creation of jazz music through free live performances available to all in our region. LJO operates under fiscal sponsorship from La Crosse Community Foundation.

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Upcoming performances