Kelly Dehnert formed WyoJazz in the 1990s when he was Professor of Instrumental Music at Central Wyoming College. WyoJazz brings jazz artists together from Fremont County and the rest of Wyoming to perform special events.
The jazz ensemble has performed History of Jazz shows for the schools, for the International Climbers Festival, CWC Jazz Night, and several Hot Notes / Cool Nites concerts. In addition, they have performed clinics for Middle School audiences and lunchtime shows for High School students.
Members of the group have included well-known artists, Ronny Bedford, Willie Wright, Doug Bull, and Jeff Troxel. The 2020 members are Willie Wright (saxophone | flute), Sarah Trembly (vocalist), Sean Francis (bass | drums), Marta Maulik (bass), Feike van Dijk (Latin percussion), and Ian McFarland (drums).