Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble in concert
 A sax soloist stands during Jazz Ensemble concert
Closeup of the trombones during Jazz Ensemble concert

The Miami University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jeremy Long, is the premiere big band at Miami and performs in a wide variety of styles with a focus on the enduring music made famous by the orchestras of Stan Kenton, Woody Herman and Count Basie, and composers such as Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, and Charles Mingus. The internationally known jazz artists who have been featured with the ensemble include Benny Golson, Donald Byrd, Robin Eubanks, Bill Watrous, John Fedchock, Wayne Bergeron, Jim Snidero, and Lee Konitz. The Jazz Ensemble has been invited to appear at jazz festivals, educational conferences and schools, including the Saturday evening slot at the 44th Annual Elmhurst Jazz Festival.


Interested students should attend the first class (Tuesday at 1:15-2:40 p.m. in Presser 007) and bring their instruments. Information about the ensemble will be shared and a playing session will follow for the rest of the class. Auditions will be held on Thursday during the first week of classes.

For more information, contact Jeremy Long, jeremy.long@miamioh.edu