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Every semester, the Jazz Studies area in the WSU School of Music fields many of service requests from around the Wichita area. Below is a list of our most common requests. If you don’t see what you need, there are other combinations of instrumental and vocal combinations available. For more information, write to us at mark.foley@wichita.edu.

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Common Group Configurations:

Jazz Trio

  • Most common configuration requested: piano, bass and drums.
  • Popular for a wide variety of events in event spaces that may or may not have a piano available.
  • In event spaces without a piano, ensembles typically can provide their own high-quality electronic keyboard.
  • Ensemble can be amplified or acoustic (without amplification).

Jazz Quartet

  • Most common configuration requested: piano, bass, drums and saxophone (or guitar).
  • Popular for a wide variety of events in event spaces that may or may not have a piano available.
  • In event spaces without a piano, ensembles typically can provide their own high-quality electronic keyboard.
  • Ensemble can be amplified or acoustic (without amplification).

Jazz Duo

  • Most common configuration requested: piano and bass.
  • Popular for a wide variety of events in smaller, more intimate event spaces.
  • Event spaces may or may not have a piano available.
  • Ensembles typically can provide their own high-quality electronic keyboard.
  • Ensemble can be amplified or acoustic (without amplification).

Jazz Vocalist with Ensemble

  • Most common configuration requested: female vocalist with piano, bass and drums.
  • Popular for gala events and weddings.
  • Vocalist and ensemble generally require amplification.

Jazz Big Band

  • Best for large gatherings in bigger rooms, and receptions where dancing is a focus.
  • Need larger spaces, and stage size must be large enough to accomodate up to 17 players with rhythm section.
  • In event spaces without a piano, ensembles typically can provide their own high-quality electronic keyboard.
  • Ensemble can be amplified or acoustic (without amplification), depending on size of gathering. WSU can provide amplification for soloists in many cases.

Jazz Pianist

  • Popular for relaxed receptions in event spaces that may or may not have a piano available.
  • Performers typically can provide their own high-quality electronic keyboard if needed.
  • Repertoire ranges from jazz standards to popular music.

Click HERE to submit a request for musical services.