Texas Tech University

School of Music

Jazz Ensemble

Jazz I

Jazz I Ensemble

You do not need to be a music major to join an ensemble.

The premier ensemble in the Jazz Program,  this ensemble is a traditional ‘big band' and performs a variety of classic, modern, and original literature. In addition to on-campus performances, Jazz Ensemble I tours regularly and has performed at major collegiate jazz festivals around the country.

Recent guest artists featured with the ensemble include Tom Harrell, Jaleel Shaw, Allen Vizzutti, Steve Houghton, Bill Watrous, Ingrid Jensen, Rich Perry, Geoffrey Keezer, Jon Riley, Conrad Herwig, Dick Oatts, Wayne Bergeron, and many others. This ensemble may be counted toward the major ensemble requirement for undergraduate students TWICE during their four-year degree. It meets ALL major ensemble requirements for graduate students.

audition Information

Check back in the fall for spring 2023 audition information.

Stephen Jones

Questions?

Contact the Director

Stephen Jones
Director of Jazz Studies
Associate Professor of Jazz Studies

jazz Faculty

Dr. Ben Haughland

Dr. Ben Haughland
Associate Professor of Jazz Studies

Dr. Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones
Director of Jazz Studies
Associate Professor of Jazz Studies

Dr. Kevin Whalen

Dr. Kevin Whalen
Associate Professor of Trumpet & Jazz Studies