Jazz Lab Ensemble


The Jazz Lab Ensemble is the flagship of the program and enjoys the reputation of being one of the best collegiate bands in the country. The band rehearses five hours per week and tours throughout the United States and Europe. All students must audition for this ensemble at the start of the Fall semester. The band has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, the Brienze Jazz Festival in Brienz, Switzerland, and the North Sea Jazz Festival in Den Haag, Holland. The band has received numerous awards from over 20 appearances at the Elmhurst Jazz Festival in Chicago, the Kansas City Jazz Fest., and the National Collegiate Jazz Fest in Mobile, Alabama. The program also brings in four national and international guest artists PER YEAR to perform with the band. Some past guests have included Buddy DeFranco, Karrin Allyson, Dena DeRose, Allen Vizzutti, Wycliffe Gorden, and Bobby Watson.
School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-5400
Fax: 765-285-5401
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