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La Crosse Jazz Orchestra Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2024


The band that brings you Jazz in the Park marks a major milestone in 2024. Celebrating 50 years of great big band jazz concerts, the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra continues to explore the future and honor...

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Two Dukes Show: Tom Wopat Joins the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra for March Concerts


Luke Duke and Duke Ellington take on big band jazz! Tom Wopat, legendary actor, singer, and raconteur, appears with the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra for two shows on March 22 and 23 at the Cappella...

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Time for Another Holly Jolly (Jazzy!) Christmas with the LJO


Holiday jazz by the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra is back for a second year. “A Holly Jolly (Jazzy!) Christmas II” will be performed on Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Cappella Performing Arts...

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La Crosse Jazz Orchestra Cappella Concert Series Debuts with Janet Planet


The La Crosse Jazz Orchestra kicks off its first-ever concert hall series in the Cappella Performing Arts Center  on Friday, Oct. 20. This new three-concert season launches with vocalist Janet Planet...

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2023 Jazz in the Park Finale Features Steve March-Tormé and a 'Wisconsin Friends and Family' Theme


Jazz in the Park with the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra stays in Wisconsin this week and explores the music of regional artists, bandleaders and composers.  Headlining the July 30 program is Wisconsin...

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LJO Embarks On an "I-95 Top to Bottom" East Coast Adventure on July 23


Jazz in the Park with the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra arrives on the East Coast this week and explores the music along the I-95 corridor.    The band kicks off their journey with the music of legendary...

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LJO Travels the “Heartland Waterways” in July 16 Concert


Jazz in the Park continues with the second leg of the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra’s 2023 musical road trip. On Sunday, July 16, they travel on the "Heartland Waterwaves" from the Gulf to the Great...

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Road Trip: Coast to Coast with LJO


Jazz in the Park is back this summer with a road trip theme.   “Our 49th season takes us to major jazz cities from coast to coast exploring the best music for big band in the U.S.A.,” says Greg...

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A Holly Jolly (Jazzy!) Christmas Concert


Holiday jazz by the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra is back! After a several-year hiatus, the band that created “Swinging Yuletide” will present “A Holly Jolly Christmas Concert” on Saturday, Dec. 3 at...

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LJO Presents Chicago Singer Typhanie Monique and the Greatest Women Jazz Composers


Chicago’s incredible vocal talent, Typhanie Monique , joins the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra for an evening of masterful artistry on Sunday, July 31 at Riverside Park.  “Typhanie’s soul-infused jazz...

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LJO Plays the Best of the Best on July 24


For its July 24 Jazz in the Park concert, the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra will perform many of their greatest selections chosen by fans and band members from their extensive repertoire.  “Each selection...

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A Patriotic Tribute to America by the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra


The second concert in the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra’s 2022 Jazz in the Park series pays tribute to Americana and patriotism. Music from across the country and selections from many of the service jazz...

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'Jazz in Hollywood' Kicks Off 2022 Jazz in the Park Series


"Jazz in Hollywood" is the theme of the first of four La Crosse Jazz Orchestra Sunday concerts at Riverside Park. The concert will start at 7 p.m. July 10 at Riverside Park. "The band has prepared...

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Sharing the Joy of Jazz with La Crosse Tribune Readers


The June 27 edition of the La Crosse Tribune featured an interview with La Crosse Jazz Orchestra bandleader Greg Balfany. Headlined "Sharing the Joy of Jazz," the front-page article is part of the...

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Janet Planet Joins LJO for the Final 2021 Jazz in the Park Concert


The Jazz in the Park 2021 Concert series, featuring the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra, wraps up on Sunday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. in Riverside Park with guest artist Janet Planet . “Janet is an incredibly...

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