Instrumental Jazz Ensembles
Jazz Combos (MUSIC 57AD)
Small jazz groups (trios, quartets, etc.) with coached rehearsal times. Combos perform multiple times each semester for coffeehouse gigs, jam sessions, school functions, and private events. Jazz musicians of all levels are welcome to join.
Jazz Big Band (MUSIC 57AD)
Jazz band with traditional swing instrumentation. Performs big band literature from a wide variety of styles and eras at an end of semester concert with a guest artist. Music majors and non-majors are welcome to join. Auditions take place on the first day of class, only in the event of a section with too many players (e.g. if 9 trumpet players show up on day one, there will be an audition for the 5 trumpet chair positions).