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Jazz Ensemble in Ludwig Recital Hall

Jazz Bands

The Kent State University Jazz Studies Program fosters a “Real World” atmosphere, promoting the development of fundamental skills in Jazz.  Through our Jazz Minor curriculum and ensemble performance, students are provided the opportunity to improve individual musicianship, create a personal voice, learn from and be inspired by the rich history, understand the evolutionary process and modern trends of Jazz, while becoming musical leaders and positive contributors to the Kent State University experience.

The jazz ensembles are directed by Bobby Selvaggio.


Jazz Studies Calendar of Events

Thursday and Friday, Jan. 30 and 31

Jazz Ensemble/Wind Ensemble Tour


Friday - Sunday, Feb, 21 - 23

Elmhurst Jazz Festival


Friday, Mar. 7 (All day)

KSU High School Jazz Invitational

Hugh A. Glauser Schoo of Music


Monday, Mar. 31 at 7 p.m.

KSU Jazz at Nighttown


Saturday, Apr. 5

The 39th Annual Evening with the Orchestra

(For further information please contact Larry Andrews at 330-673-4535, landrews@kent.edu)


Friday, Apr. 18 at 2 p.m.

Masterclass with Carl Allen


Tuesday, Apr. 22 at 8 p.m.

Jazz Combo concert

Free admission

Ludwig Recital Hall


Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 8 p.m.

Jazz Ensemble concert

Free admission

Cartwright Auditorium