The Rio Jazz Ensemble is made up of University students and community members. An audition is required to join the ensemble. The instrumentation of the Ensemble varies from semester to semester, and in addition to arrangements of classic jazz songs written especially for the ensemble, original compositions by the members are encouraged and performed. The focus of the combo is on musicianship and improvisation. The Jazz Ensemble performs in two to three concerts each year.
For more information, or to schedule a visit, contact Carrie Napora, Department Secretary, or Dr. Chris Kenney, Jazz Ensemble Director.