THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA TALLCORN JAZZ FESTIVAL
is the longest running jazz gathering west of the Mississippi. This year marks the festival’s 65th consecutive year in existence, and it will take place on February 20th and 21st, 2020. The festival takes place in Russell Hall and the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at the University of Northern Iowa and is put on by the brothers of the Beta Nu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity.
The goal of our festival is to offer an educational and musically rewarding experience for all of our participants. Each band in attendance receives a 25 minute clinic from one of our experienced jazz adjudicators and clinicians in addition to receiving ballots, recorded comments, and a recording of the band's performance. The SDIJ concerts, featuring our guest artist with UNI Jazz Band One, will take place in Bengtson Auditorium at 7:15 p.m. on both nights of the festival. If a school has a group of five or more students attending one of the nightly concerts, a special ticket code will be given to receive 15% off the total cost! This is just another reason to take advantage of all of the opportunities the Tallcorn Jazz Festival offers. We hope to see your band there!
-Donovan Klutho, Beta Nu Chapter President of Phi Mu Alpha