Each year we pride ourselves with gathering a variety of high quality artists. We have been very lucky to attract bigger and bigger names each year, and 2016’s fest is no exception. This Labor Day Weekend we will feature one of the biggest jazz legends of all time, Benny Golson!
Check out our site for the schedule, artists and links to their own pages, information on visiting Stevens Point, and more!
This is a huge year! Check out this incredible line-up and visit the artist tab for more information on each group.
Saturday September 5, ’15
3:00-4:30pm Marlin McKay Quartet
5:00-6:30pm KWT Featuring Tom Washatka
7:00-9:00pm Chicago Yestet
Sunday September 6, ’15
3:00-4:30pm Gypsy Caravan Swing
5:00-6:30pm The Wolverines Trio
7:00-9:00pm Tom Harrell Quartet
We are excited to announce the artist line-up!
Please visit the artist page for more information on each artist.
Saturday, August 30th
John Greiner’s SwingShift – Big Band
Old Style Sextet – Featuring UWSP alum, Matt Endres
Miguel Zenon – Internationally known Saxophonist
Sunday, August 31st
Ziji – Brazilian
Tribute to Ray Charles featuring Woody Mankowski – with UWSP Jazz Ensemble
Davina and the Vegabonds – Retro Blues
Gerry McKenna and Lee Ayers of the Riverfront Jazz Festival Board presented Mathew Buchman, Director of Jazz Studies at UW-Stevens Point, with $3,000 worth of scholarship money for his students. Thank you again to the sponsors and volunteers for making this possible!
Crowd favorite, Michele’s Restaurant will be back at the festival this year. They are publicizing their menu in advance!
New this year is a pre-ordered picnic basket!
Visit the vendor page to learn how to pre-order your picnic basket and to see their complete festival menu!
Here is our line-up for the 2013 Riverfront Jazz Festival!
Make sure to check out our Artist page with the links to each artist’s website!
—–Saturday, August 31st—–
3:00-4:30pm Bob Kase Quintet
5:00-6:30pm Mark Colby Quartet
7:00-9:00pm Gabriel Espinosa Quintet
—–Sunday September 1st—–
3:00-4:30pm Mary Louise Knutson Trio
5:00-6:30pm Zodiac Ensemble
7:00-9:00pm Jackie Allen
The Riverfront Jazz Festival Board presents UW-Stevens Point Jazz Studies Director, Mathew Buchman with $1,500 of scholarship money. Thank you again to our sponsors for making this possible.
Hey Parents! Do you need some time away from your little ones? On Saturday, September 1st, the Children’s Museum is willing to watch your kids from 5-8pm. Find out more information here: http://www.cwchildrensmuseum.org/date-night.html
Stay downtown for more jazz on Saturday night with John Greiner’s Trio
Saturday September 1st — 9pm-midnight — Kristin’s Riverwalk —$5 cover charge
John Greiner– Saxophones/ Clarinet
Cully Swansen- Bass
Danny Lueck– Drums
Find Sachal in July’s issue of Downbeat!