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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 by 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!

Check out our 2023 Performances!



Sun, March 19, 2023

6 - 7 PM

Edinborough Park

7700 York Ave, Edina MN

Wed June 28


Wolfe Park

3700 Monterey Dr
St Louis Park

Veterans Memorial Amphitheater
Wolfe Park, St Louis Park

Fri, July 14

7:00 - 8:30 PM

Minnehaha Park

4801 S Minnehaha Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Minnehaha Park Bandstand

Minneapolis Parks Board

Thurs July 20

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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Note: Admission to the Arboretum requires a reservation. Click here for ticket info



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