OSU Jazz Ensemble

The OSU Jazz Ensemble is a preparatory group for the OSU Jazz Orchestra. In this ensemble, students focus on the fundamentals of big band styles. Performing twice per semester, this ensemble performs classic big band repertoire by composers/arrangers Sammy Nestico, John Fedchock, and Bob Mintzer, among others. Placement in the group is by audition at the start of each academic year. All university students are invited to audition. Instrumentation consists of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, bass, piano, drums, and guitar.