Jazz Ensemble Page
Open to all students through audition, the Jazz Ensemble performs at least one major concert each semester as well as programs at other functions. Set lists include a balance of traditional and modern big band arrangements, with student compositions frequently premiered. The group usually performs each February at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho, and every few years the ensemble travels to the West Coast on a performance tour. Nationally-acclaimed jazz touring artists stop and perform at Whitman in between dates in Seattle or Portland. Some of these have included John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Conrad Herwig, Marcus Roberts, John Stowell, and the PROJECT Trio.