Jazz Ensembles

Audition information

All jazz ensembles require an audition. Students seeking to register and participate in Jazz Lab I should contact Josh Reed, Assistant Professor of Jazz Trumpet.

Small jazz ensembles

The University jazz ensembles are also known as lab bands. Members are selected by audition only.

The jazz studies program offers a diverse and creative small group performance experience. 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. A weekly forum provides an opportunity for each ensemble to perform and receive valuable feedback from their peers and faculty. All groups participate in a final concert at the end of each semester.

Jazz Lab I

Jazz Lab I is the University's premier large jazz ensemble, composed of the advanced students of the jazz studies program.