Jazz Season

Welcome to the Jazz Season page.

Our four jazz ensembles perform twice each semester. SSU Jazz ensembles include:

  • SSU Jazz Orchestra – the flagship 18-piece ensemble performing Big Band standards and modern jazz ensemble repertoire
  • Concert Jazz Combos – two ensembles each semester rotating on a particular jazz sub-genre or era
  • Latin Band – devoted to the styles, rhythms, and concepts found in music from the Caribbean, Brazil, and Haiti 


Jazz Forums are now on Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sep 16 - Matthew Elton Smith
Sep 23 - Marcus Shelby
Sep 30 - Jennifer Wharton & John Fedchock
Oct 14 - Latin Band w/Angela Wellman, clinician
Oct 21 - Composers Combo w/Kristen Strom, clinician
Oct 28 - Early Jazz Combo w/Clint Baker, clinician
Nov 4 - Michael Blake

Topic: MUS 426 - Jazz Forum
Time: 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Wed, until Dec 2, 2020, 16 occurrence(s)
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The SSU Jazz Studies program gratefully acknowledges the support of Zildjian Cymbals and Markbass.



    Friday, December 4, 2020

    SSU Jazz Orchestra performing on Weill Hall Stage

    SSU Jazz Ensembles Concert


    The students in our four SSU Jazz Ensembles have been working hard to record themselves in a virtual environment all semester, and they would love to share their work with you. Please join us for a listening session and discussion of the recordings that they have made.

    SSU Early Jazz Ensemble - Andrew Stephens, Director

    SSU Latin Band - Kendrick Freeman, Director

    SSU Jazz Composers Ensemble - Kasey Knudsan, Director

    SSU Jazz Orchestra - Doug Leibinger, DirectorView Event Details