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Virtual auditions for the 2022-2023 Northwest Jazz Ensemble and Studio Jazz Ensemble are to be submitted by video recording on or before Monday, August 15.

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Northwest has a reputation for quality and excellence in jazz education, and the Northwest Jazz Ensemble is a select group of musicians dedicated to performing a variety of jazz and commercial music. The ensemble annually sponsors the Northwest District Jazz Band performance and the Northwest Jazz Festival. It also has hosted numerous guest artists, including Jamey Aebersold, Buddy Baker, Jerry Coker, Roger Neumann, Jay Sollenberger, Willi Thomas, Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, Gary Foster and Mike Metheny. Other opportunities include the Northwest Studio Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos.


Dr. William Richardson