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Westwind Big Band


If jazz is the original, quintessential, American art form then the Big Band is one of its most exciting manifestations. It swings and it rocks, it whispers and it can knock you back in your chair. One thing it won't let you do is sit still while listening!

The Westwind Big Band is an ensemble formed primarily of members of the Hopkins Westwind Concert Band. Many of these members have been playing jazz as long as they've been playing their horns. Although the 18 piece ensemble follows classic instrumentation and plays many standards of the 'Big Band' era, we believe that era never ended and love to add in some of the great, new, big band music from this century as well.

Over the last few years the band has been found all over the Twin Cities from Special Events to Music in the Parks. Come see us at our performances listed below. See you there!


Hope to see you at our upcoming concerts below!

Check this page and our Facebook page to see when we add additional performances!


2022 Performances


Thurs, June 30

6:00 PM

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Arb Logo

Note: Admission to the Arboretum requires a reservation

Tues, Jul 12

6:30-8 PM

Mtka Amphitheater

14600 Mtka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN

Minnetonka Amphitheater Events

Photo of Civic Center Park

Sat, Jul 16

12:00 PM

Maple Grove Town Green

7991 Main Street, Maple Grove

Maple Grove Days Events

Maple Grove Days 2022 Logo

Wed, Jul 20

6:00 PM

Charlson Thun Community Bandstand

1720 Stieger Lake Lane, Victoria, MN 

Victoria Concerts in the Park

Bandstand Photo



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