Mark your calendars now! The 2016 Athens Jazz Festival will be held April 15-17, 2016 in Athens, Ohio. More details will follow, but high school ensembles will again be welcomed to participate on Saturday April 16.
Bobcat alumni are invited to participate in the annual alumni big band performance at Casa Nueva, Athens, 10pm the Saturday of Homecoming weekend. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to join the band, which will be sightreading swinging, accessible charts. Current student ensembles and faculty will also perform. See you there!
Courses: Director of Jazz Percussion Ensemble,Percussion
Courses: Jazz Combo, Jazz Improvisation, Guitar, Jazz Theory
Courses: Director of Jazz Ensemble I, Saxophone
Auditions for big bands and combos occur during the first week of classes every semester. All OU students are invited to audition, regardless of major. Musicians who have no jazz experience are also encouraged to audition. Check the jazz ensembles bulletin board on the 4th floor of the School of Music (Glidden Hall, across from room 476) for sign-up sheets. No prepared materials are required, as the auditions involve sight reading of big band charts and improvisation (usually on a blues). Amps are provided for bassists and guitarists. Drummers - see the separate posting that describes the time/location for your auditions. Contact Matt James for more information.
Jazz Ensemble I (MUS 2550/5550 section 100): Tues/Thurs 12-1:20pm
Jazz Ensemble II (MUS 2550/5550 section 101): Mon/Wed 11:50-12:45pm
Jazz Combo (MUS 2550/5550 section 102): Thurs 7-9pm
Jazz Combo (MUS 2550/5550 section 103): Wed 7-9pm
Jazz Percussion Ensemble: contact Professor Braun