(1/4 Course)

An ensemble of 18 members that performs standard works from the jazz repertoire in addition to new works written by today’s most innovative composers, the W&J Jazz Ensemble rehearses twice weekly with occasional supplementary sectional rehearsals. The instrumentation includes five saxophones, four trombones, five trumpets, bass, drums, guitar, and piano. The group makes at least one concert appearance each semester, performs in the community and also hosts master classes by leading visiting jazz performers. The director determines seating.