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. - 2:45 p.m.

Schroeder Hall, room 1029 

September 13 - Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm

October 4 - Schimscheimer Family Trio

October 11 - Tina Raymond Trio

October 25 - SSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble

November 1 - Alon Nechushtan

November 15 - Raffi Garabedian Octet

January 31 - Randy Vincent

February 7 - John Stowell

February 14 - Danielle Wertz

February 28 - Isaac Schwartz

March 13 - Noam Lemish & Amos Hoffman

April 10 - Ben Rosenblum

The SSU Jazz Studies program gratefully acknowledges the support of Zildjian Cymbals and Markbass.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

SSU Concert Jazz Ensemble & SSU Latin Jazz Ensemble

Schroeder Hall

SSU Concert Jazz Ensembles



SSU Latin Band Renata Maria Ivan Lins (b. 1945)

Nana Moacir Santos (1926–2006)

Bolero Para Paquito Hendrik Meurkens (b. 1957)

Triton Jesus “Chucho” Valdes (b. 1941)

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

Jazz Orchestra- Big Band Bash!!!

Weill Hall, Green Music Center
"Big Band Bash!!!" featuring the Petaluma High School Varsity Jazz Ensemble directed by Cliff Eveland, and the SSU Jazz Orchestra, directed by Doug Leibinger. Get ready to groove to some classic and contemporary big band tunes served up by two groups!View Event Details

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Monday, May 6, 2024

Jazz Orchestra

Weill Hall, Green Music Center