We asked, and you answered. Over 1,800 La Crosse County residents and visitors nominated finalists for the Best of La Crosse County 2015, and more than 8,000 participated in the final voting. You weighed in on everything from auto repair to tattoo parlors, and now we have the results. See the full list of winners at http://explorelacrosse.com/bestof.

Here are your picks for Best Jazz Band.

1. Greg Balfany

A brand new category features a familiar face for La Crosse-area music fans, as Greg Balfany takes home the title of Best Jazz Band in La Crosse County. Dr. Balfany, Professor Emeritus of Clarinet and Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies at UW-La Crosse, is the band leader and saxophonist for the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra, as well as a regular player on the music scene around La Crosse and the Midwest. Dr. Balfany’s various ensembles, from the Greg Balfany Trio to the La Crosse Jazz Quartet to, most recently, 3rd Relation Jazz Quartet, have been La Crosse favorites for years. Dr. Balfany and 3rd Relation are regular contributors at The Root Note‘s weekly Jazz Night, every Tuesday from 8-11 P.M.


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Best of La Crosse County 2015