Jazz Ensembles

Directed by Professor Chris Washburne, the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program (LAJPP) celebrates its 12th anniversary this year and proudly continues to grow. This year, the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation continues to support 120 students and 17 ensembles. LAJPP offers both undergraduate and graduate students jazz performance opportunities and private lessons. There are a variety of jazz ensembles, both large and small, instrumental and vocal, that cover a wide range of musical styles. All ensembles perform at an intermediate level or higher and require some past jazz experience. The jazz ensembles include:

Jazz Combos

Big Band

Piano Trio Workshop

Jazz Vocal Ensemble

Afro-Colombian Jazz

Afro-Cuban Jazz

Brazilian Jazz

Free Jazz