The Jazz Band at Georgia State is a renowned ensemble that is well-regarded for its exceptional musical performances. Composed of talented and passionate musicians, the band showcases a diverse range of jazz styles, including swing, bebop and fusion. The group regularly performs at various events, both on and off campus and has garnered a reputation for its electrifying and soulful performances. Led by experienced and skilled faculty members, the jazz band at Georgia State is a testament to the university’s commitment to excellence in the arts.
Immerse yourself in the soulful sounds of jazz by auditioning for our esteemed Jazz Band. At Georgia State, we pride ourselves in providing students with the unparalleled opportunity to perform in a band of recognized excellence.
Our Jazz Band is designed to instill a deep understanding and appreciation for the art of jazz while simultaneously guiding musicians towards new modes of self-expression. As a member of our program, you’ll have the chance to explore your musical creativity and develop your technical skills under the guidance of our experienced faculty. Our performance standards are exacting, but the rewards are immeasurable.
By participating in our Jazz Band, future musicians, educators and listeners will establish attitudes towards music and performance that will be of critical importance in their musical and cultural endeavors.
Join us on this transformative journey toward becoming a masterful jazz musician! Contact Dr. Gordon Vernick, Director of the Jazz Program, for any questions.
Mon/Wed/Fri 11- 12:30 p.m.
The Georgia State Jazz Band gives students an opportunity to develop their performance skills in a large ensemble setting. Performance literature ranges from traditional big band music to works by many of today’s composers and arrangers. Recent guest artists and composers with the Georgia State Jazz Band include Jeff “Tain” Watts, Miguel Zenon, Etienne Charles, Mike Holober and Tom Scott.