Come Make Music With Us!

February 6-8, 2023 | Casper, WY

A jazz event for musicians, students, and friends

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Meet our Headliners

Grammy Award winners Randy Brecker and Eric Marienthal

with Kris Berg’s Metroplexity Big Band

Essentially Ellington Regional Festival

Casper College is the only school in the mountain west region to offer Essentially Ellington workshops.

About the Festival

The Casper College Kinser Jazz Festival exists to provide world-class jazz and jazz education to the current and future generations of musicians in the Rocky Mountain Region. Our focus is to present authentic jazz performances by artists of the highest caliber and to offer a variety of educational experiences for jazz ensembles, their directors, and the public at large.

logo for Casper College


logo for The Hill Music Company

logo for Casper Star-Tribune

logo for Wyoming Arts Council

Casper College Foundation and Alumni Association

Wyoming Symphony Orchestra logo


Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center logo

Natrona County Joint Powers and Recreation Board

Wyoming Jazz Educators