Freedom Jazz! Big Band
The Freedom Jazz! or Freedom Jazz! Big Band is the premier local 18-piece all-volunteer amateur big band jazz ensemble representing the LGBTQ+ and Allied Community. We are a select ensemble of the Minnesota Freedom Band and we play jazz and swing classics as well as latin and light rock numbers. We are committed to supporting, promoting, and collaborating with community groups to bring the greater LGBTQ+ community together to commemorate our diverse heritage, foster inclusion, educate and create awareness of issues, and celebrate achievements in equality.
The Freedom Jazz! has performed at the Dignity National Conference, the Rainbow Health Initiative, Holiday Under Glass at the IDS Crystal Court, local and regional Pride events, Anoka Youth Pride, Golden Valley Pride, Rochester Pride, Pride Night at Target Field, Diversity Night at Target Field, and the Twin Cities Pride Festivals as well as our own local cabaret style dance concerts such as our Holiday event, Swing in the Season, and our spring event, Spring Swing at the Woman’s Club in Minneapolis. This creates events that are open and inviting to everyone in the community, providing a safe environment in which individuals feel free to celebrate their relationships.
Membership in the Freedom Jazz! is open to LGBTQ+ and Allies.
The Freedom Jazz! Big Band is available for special events. For booking information, click here.