Jazz Arts 

The Jazz Arts Ensemble is a traditional 19-piece jazz ensemble selected each year through an audition process. WSU's Jazz Arts ensemble is part of the university jazz studies curriculum, and puts on concerts through the year. In addition to the jazz ensemble and combos, courses are offered in improvisation and jazz history. Jazz Arts has consistently been selected to perform at state, regional, and national conferences and festivals and has performed with guest artists including:

  • Ed Shaugnessy
  • Willie Thomas
  • Mundell Lowe
  • Louis Bellson
  • Bobby Shew
  • The Four Freshman
  • Richie Cole
  • Charlie Rouse
  • Bob Mintzer
  • Branford Marsalis
  • Mike Steinel
  • John and Jeff Clayton
  • Jiggs Whigham
  • Matt Wilson
  • Frank Mantooth


Jazz Arts I &II Rehearsal Schedule

Jazz Arts I (Music P 211T, 411T, 711T)

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:                12:30pm – 1:20pm


Jazz Arts II (Music P 212T, 412T, 712T)
            Tuesday and Thursday:                                   12:30pm – 1:20pm
            Friday:                                                           11:30am – 12:20pm


Please don't forget to check out Course Enrollment Information as well as Audition Requirements.


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