The ASU Jazz Ensemble offers diverse and creative, small and large group jazz performance experiences. The program covers a wide range of styles including bebop, Latin-jazz, free jazz, funk, hip-hop and many others. Members of the Big Band are selected by audition only. Crucial to the jazz program is a concentrated emphasis on improvisation, the utmost expression of personal musical creativity. All students participate in regular jazz combos to gain this unique experience unavailable in any other ensemble. Students delve into the intricate mixture of melody, harmony and rhythm on which their musical ideas are based. ASU is proud to offer performances in this uniquely American art form.

UPCOMING JAZZ ENSEMBLE EVENTS

February 22 - Jazz Ensemble CONCERT

Guest Artist Paul Stephens

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April 4 - Clinician and Guest Artist

Andy Heglund

April 26 - Jazz Ensemble CONCERT

Thank you to the San Angelo Blues Society for bringing in Mike Milligan from Austin, TX to work with the ASU Jazz Ensemble.