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Jazz Ensemble

The University of West Georgia Jazz Ensemble consist of a big band and jazz combos that perform both on campus and on tour. Each year the Jazz Ensemble hosts the  Sunbelt Jazz Festival, featuring clinic sessions and performances by notable world-class artists such as T. S. Monk Jr., Bobby Shew, Chris Vadala, Jerry Coker, Vincent DiMartino, Steve Weist, Rob McConnell, Gary Foster, Lew Soloff, and others. The band performs each semester and in the spring takes a performing tour throughout the Southeast. The ensemble serves as the resident band for the annual  Sunbelt Jazz Festival. Auditions are held each semester.

Jazz Ensemble

Dan Bakos, director