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Department of Music

Music Ensembles - Jazz


Jazz Ensemble

Dr. Gary Ziek, Director

Jazz Ensemble

The Emporia State University Jazz Ensemble continues the long tradition of jazz education and performance at ESU. The band plays a wide variety of literature, ranging from the classic jazz of Count Basie and Duke Ellington to the contemporary sounds of Gordon Goodwin, Alan Baylock and Bob Florence. The group has performed with jazz artists such as Frank Mantooth, Bob Bowman, Doug Talley, Arthur Lipner, Randy Hamm and Rick DiMuzio. The band has played throughout the region, including performances in 2001, 2003 and 2005 at the Kansas Music Educators Association convention. The ESU Jazz Ensemble toured Europe during the summer of 2004, with performances in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The trip culminated with two performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival. The band was invited to and performed at the North Texas Jazz Festival, in Addison, Texas in April 2005 and 2006.

Course: Jazz Ensemble
Course Number: MU 318 A / MU 648 A
Rehearsals: MTWR; 12 - 12:50 pm
Room Number: Beach Hall 134