The Jazz Repertory Ensemble is a 15 - 20 member group dedicated to performing classic and historical jazz. Repertoire consists of transcriptions of classics from Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Gil Evans, Charles Mingus and others. Smaller groups may be formed from the larger ensemble to perform classic ragtime, New Orleans jazz, cool jazz octets, etc. The ensemble meets three times weekly for one hour rehearsals. The Jazz Repertory Ensemble is directed by Rodney Booth.
Substituting Credits: One credit hour from Jazz Repertory Ensemble may be substituted for one credit hour of Small Group, as required in the degree plan for the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies.
Auditions: Members of the Jazz Repertory Ensemble are selected on the basis of their lab band auditions. Interest in JRE should be checked on the lab band audition form.