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Jazz Orchestra

Jazz Orchestra

The Drexel University Instrumental Jazz Ensemble consist of two groups: the Jazz Orchestra and the Jazztet. Acceptance into these groups is by audition only. Trumpeters, trombonists, saxophonists, pianists, bassists, guitarists, drummers, vocalists, and other musicians who have sufficient technical proficiency are welcome to audition. The ability to improvise is a plus, but not a necessity.

The Jazz Orchestra performs at least one time per quarter for regularly scheduled concerts and sometimes gives additional performances both on and off campus. The Jazztet is a small group ranging in size from five to eight musicians. This ensemble performs small group masterpieces such as literature associated with Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Clifford Brown, John Coltrane, and others. 

Performance Scholarships are available for the Jazz Orchestra. Auditions are normally held during Accepted Students Weekends in April, but may be arranged at any time by contacting director Brent White,

Rehearsal Schedule

  • When: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30–6:50 p.m.
  • Where: MacAlister Hall, Room 2032