Monday, March 18, 2024

Jazz Crawl is the transformation of downtown Eau Claire into a New York jazz scene. Here, you can explore over 40 exceptional music groups at 17 different venues, including The Lakely (all-ages and 21+). This year, groups will be featuring a variety of music styles including ragtime, blues, acoustic, and big band. Join over 3,000 people and enjoy this once a year celebration!

Catch performances by the Kat Sherman Group and the Aaron Hedenstom Quartet at The Lakely!


Experience the rhythm and soul of Eau Claire’s upcoming Jazz Festival on April 19th-20th with a stay at The Oxbow Hotel. With our convenient location near downtown attractions, and as a venue for the annual Jazz Crawl, you’ll be in the center of all the action. Plus, our cozy rooms with record players and friendly staff ensure a comfortable and memorable stay. Book your festival getaway now and get ready to groove!


Monday, March 18, 2024

Jazz Flux is a group comprising several of Milwaukee’s most active performing jazz musicians. The love of jazz has brought this group together to create and maintain one of America’s great musical traditions. The group derives it’s unique sound from elements of hip hop, R&B, and pop while incorporating elements of those genres into it’s performances of traditional jazz. Along with multiple musical influences the band’s performances are distinguished by the high energy the band brings; byproduct of the groups passion for the music and friendship with one another.

LIVE MUSIC: Jason and the Jazzerknots “Sittin’ on a Sunset” Album Release Tour

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Introducing Jason and The Jazzerknots, a dynamic ensemble born out of a passion for crafting original jazz compositions that captivate audiences across the spectrum. Spearheaded by guitarist and composer, Jason Goessl, this quartet brings a fresh perspective to the jazz scene, with each member contributing their unique flair.

At the core of the group are Jason Goessl, the mastermind behind the guitar wizardry, Josh Gallagher on piano, Jeremy Boettcher on upright bass, and the rhythmic pulse provided by Mike Malone on drums.

Rooted in the rich traditions of jazz rhythm sections, spanning from the iconic Big Band Era to the contemporary, Jason and The Jazzerknots infuse their music with a distinctive touch. Jason Goessl’s guitar work, reminiscent of a horn’s melodic nuances, adds a unique layer to their sonic tapestry.

The second album from Jason and The Jazzerknots, Sittin’ on a Sunset, features eight original tracks composed by bandleader and guitarist Jason Goessl. Exhibiting a wide range of styles and moods, from bluesy to funky and from pensive to driving, this band proves itself to be a well-oiled machine. Josh Gallagher brings his tasteful touch on the piano, Jeremy Boettcher his driving feel on bass, and Mike Malone his elegant palette on drums. The group truly shines on this album.

Stream the first single, “Makes My Heart Sway,” here.

LIVE MUSIC: Valerie Evans & Will DeBlaey

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Valerie Evans and Will DeBlaey, a vocal and electric bass duo, deliver a fusion of soulful vocals and rhythmic bass across diverse genres. Their performances create an intimate listening experience, navigating through indie pop, soul, bossa nova, and more. The pair craft a musical landscape with reimagined classics and pop hits infused with their distinctive style.

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