The Xavier University Jazz Ensemble enables students to experience the jazz idiom in a jazz big band. Selected pieces by the jazz masters and standards of the jazz idiom constitute the majority of performance material, but student arrangements are also a vital component to rehearsals and concerts. All chosen material is varied in style, tempo, and difficulty while keeping in mind the educational needs of the ensemble. The Jazz Ensemble provides students an opportunity to play both in a traditional big band and learn small group and improvisation skills.
Membership is open to all Xavier students by audition.