The 20-member OSU Large Jazz Ensemble features the most outstanding jazz saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm section players on the campus. The group performs professional level repertoire and holds concerts on campus and around the state of Oregon. Recent performances have included compositions from Jim McNeeley, James Miley, Douglas Detrick and John Hollenbeck as well as concerts and clinics with guest artists and performers. In addition to contemporary and new composers, the Jazz Ensemble studies and performs classic repertoire from Count Basie, Thad Jones, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.
The group is open to all students regardless of major, and by audition only. The Ensemble meets Winter and Spring terms on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6pm.
The course number is MUS 158/358. Auditions are held the last week of Fall term. For more information please contact Ryan Biesack.