Freedom Jazz

Freedom Jazz is a 20-piece Big Band style band. Auditions are required to join this ensemble, with a special emphasis on sight reading and improvisaton. Please contact us for more information.


Season and Performances

Our season runs from September through June. In a typical season, there are a minimum of four concerts, which include two formal concerts, a joint concert with the concert band in June, area Pride festivals, and other gigs as requested.



Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm at All God's Children Metropolitan Community Church, 3100 Park Ave S, Minneapolis.


Hire the Band

If you are interested in hiring this group for your event, please contact us.


Meet the Conductor

Mike Haase

Mike earned his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Bethel University and his Master's Degree from Saint Mary's University. To complete his Master's Degree, Mike wrote two intense music theory workbooks still used in many schools today. After working for many years as a music educator, Mike has been the Minister of Music and Worship at All God's Children Metropolitan Community Church since 2004. He also works full-time for Metropolitan Community Churches as the IT, Database, Website, and General Conference coordinator.