USU Jazz Ensemble

 

 

Photograph of the 2014 - 2015 Jazz Ensemble

 

The USU Jazz Ensemble is directed by Greg Wheeler, and meets three times a week at 2:00. It is made up of five saxophones (alto, tenor, and baritone), four trumpets, four trombones, piano, guitar, bass, and drums, and performs a variety of big band and contemporary jazz music. Auditions for the entire year are held the first week of school in the fall, but it is possible to challenge current members and replace them. The audition is based solely on ability to sightread a piece of big band music, and those interested in soloing will be asked to improv. Jazz Ensemble plays four times a year at USU, in addition to occasional performances at festivals and high schools. Its 2014-2015 members include:

Saxophones

  • Alto I: Jay Elliott
  • Alto II: Adam Shank
  • Tenor I: Branson Bell
  • Tenor II: Josh Gray
  • Baritone: Kaleb Esplin

Trumpets

  • Justyn Hall
  • Keri Hunter
  • Matt Dean
  • Devin Parsons
  • Kelsey Gittins

Trombones

  • Natalie Fronk
  • Kyle Finlinson
  • Jacob Jewkes
  • Stewart Houser

Rhythm Section

  • Keys: Rebekah Pratt
  • Guitar: Jaxon Garrick & Aaron Larsen
  • Bass: Whitney Eliason & Preston Smith
  • Drums: Jason Piers & Mike Scarboro




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