Jazz Bands | Kent State University

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.

 

 

Practice

JAZZ Orchestra

The Jazz Orchestra rehearses every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:30 - 6:55 p.m. in the Kent State Center for the Performing Arts in E112. Directed by Bobby Selvaggio.

JAZZ Workshop Ensemble

The Jazz Workshop Ensemble rehearses every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 - 6:55 p.m. in the Kent State Center for the Performing Arts in E112. Directed by Chris Coles.

Directors

The jazz ensembles are directed by Bobby Selvaggio and Chris Coles.


Jazz Studies Calendar of Events

Date Event Time
April 8 KSU Jazz Orchestra performs at South Central High School Jazz Festival. 6:30 p.m.
April 21 KSU Jazz Orchestra performs at Rittman High School Jazz Festival 7 p.m.
April 22 KSU Jazz Orchestra and Nova Jazz Singers perform at Kent State Main Library 7 p.m.
April 24 Large Ensembles perform in Ludwig Recital Hall 8 p.m.
April 26 KSU Jazz Combos and Nova Jazz Singers perform in Ludwig Recital Hall 8 p.m