Small Jazz Combos
The University Jazz Ensembles, also known as Lab Bands, are under the direction of Larry Engstrom and Hans Halt.
Jazz Ensemble Performances
Check the Department of Music Events Calendar for details of upcoming performances.
The Jazz Studies Program offers a diverse and creative small-group performance experience. At present, the program features six small ensembles, each coached by one of our experienced jazz faculty members. The bands cover a range of styles including bebop, Latin-jazz, free jazz, funk, hip-hop, and many others. Students are strongly encouraged to compose and arrange for their own groups. Aweekly forum provides opportunity for each ensemble to perform and to receive valuable feedback from peers and faculty, and all groups participate in a final concert at the end of each semester. Members of Small Ensembles are selected by audition only.
All Jazz ensembles require an audition. Students seeking to register and participate in Jazz Ensembles should seek the instructor's approval prior to registration.
- Detailed Ensemble Participation Requirements for Majors & Minors
- Larry Engstrom, Director
- Hans Halt, Director
- Jazz Faculty Pages