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:


  • Alto I: Bretton Gines
  • Alto II: Michael Larson
  • Tenor I: Tyler Curtis
  • Tenor II: Tami Hunter
  • Baritone: Edwin Butterfield


  • Thomas Christensen
  • Eric Anderson
  • Megan Taylor
  • Kasie Godfrey
  • Danny Perkins


  • Tom Call
  • Eric Walker
  • Darrell Burton
  • Tori Hunter

Rhythm Section

  • Keys: Sarrong McIff/ Rebekah Pratt
  • Guitar: Clovis Ward/ Kelin Gibbons
  • Bass: Sam Wright/ Kelin Gibbons
  • Drums: Nick Miner/ Emily Ashcroft

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