The Kent State University Jazz Studies Program fosters a “Real World” atmosphere, promoting the development of fundamental skills in Jazz. 

Through our Jazz Minor and BA in Jazz Studies 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.

Rehearsal and 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.

Questions or want to join? Contact:

Bobby Selvaggio 
Director of Jazz Studies
Jazz Orchestra 
rselvagg@kent.edu

Chris Coles
Saxophone and Combos
Jazz Workshop Ensemble
ccoles1@kent.edu