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Wisconsin‘s finest music festival, the Ziegler Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival features international jazz musicians and vocalists in an outdoor setting under a spacious tent surrounded by rolling hills and rustling trees. The 2006 line up will be announced in April.

Previous festival headliners have included Keiko Matsui, Kim Waters, Mindi Abair, Kevin Eubanks, Rick Braun, Fourplay, Down to the Bone, Richard Elliot, Acoustic Alchemy, Joyce Cooling, Marc Antoine, Jesse Cook, Dave Koz, Craig Chaquico, David Benoit, Boney James, Peter White, and Brian Culbertson.

The Ziegler Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival is produced through the efforts of the West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club, with proceeds from the event benefiting area charitable organizations through the West Bend Sunrise Rotary Foundation. In its history, the festival has contributed nearly $220,000 to charitable groups in southeastern Wisconsin. Funds have gone to…

Presenting Media Sponsor

  • Dr. James Albrecht Free Clinic – support a free medical clinic
  • Columns, Inc. – scholarship programs to local high school graduates
  • West Bend Library – building construction
  • West Bend Parks and Recreation Department – maintenance and expansion
  • West Bend Fire Department – fire safety trailer
  • Kettle Moraine YMCA – acquired equipment for a skate park in conjunction with the City of West Bend
  • SafeZone Community Art Center – an inner city Milwaukee-based program providing an environment for children to develop their musical ability, including small group lessons, private tutoring lessons, and full band rehearsals each week, with periodic performances.