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Augustana Jazz Ensemble and Combos

Ensemble Rehearsals: T/W/TH 5:45-7 p.m.

Combo Rehearsals: W 7-8 p.m.

Augustana Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble is devoted to performing original compositions by jazz masters, past and present. The ensemble performs three scheduled concerts each year in Centennial Hall, focusing on a wide variety of styles including current stars such as Alan Baylock and Gordon Goodwin, as well as the enduring music made famous by the orchestras of Stan Kenton, Woody Herman and Count Basie, and composers such as Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Billy Strayhorn and Charles Mingus.

Past concerts have included guest artists such as Tim Hagans, Paul Scea, David Berkman and The United States Air Force Jazz Combo. The jazz program also sometimes hosts special concerts featuring nationally and internationally known musicians such as Conrad Herwig and the Latin Side of Miles Davis, Jeff Coffin, Dave Douglas, and the David Berkman Quartet.

Jazz Combos

Augustana Jazz Combos perform three concerts a year. Music is chosen to expand students’ abilities in various jazz styles. Special emphasis on group interaction and improvisation is stressed throughout rehearsals.

Auditions fall 2020

Auditions for placement into jazz groups (either Augustana Jazz Ensemble or a combo) will be done by video submission this year.

• Complete details and requirements

anderson pavilion

College invites community to Chill on the Hill Sept. 26

Augustana College invites the community to Chill on the Hill Sept. 26 with music and food.

Ryan Jones

Music alumni show Jones '24 what's possible

Until Ryan Jones '24 applied to Augustana, he didn’t realize all his music teachers from elementary through high school in Lake Zurich, Ill., were Augustana alumni.

New music faculty excited to get started

Augustana’s Department of Music welcomes a director of jazz and director of orchestras this fall.

Chill on the Hill

Augustana College invites the campus and community to Chill on the Hill, featuring food and local bands the White Tornado and Subatlantic.

Augustana Symphonic Band concert

Established in 1874, the band performs music of the highest artistic quality written for the wind band.