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Let jazz lead the way

Immerse yourself in the world of jazz! Our ensembles are led by faculty who have years of experience playing in groups large and small. Within these groups you will find other jazz enthusiasts ready to shine with you in the classroom and on stage. You don't even have to be a music major or minor to audition.  Big bands and combos make up the ensemble groups within jazz studies.

Big band players

Big band

Make them swing, make them dance! In big band you will play timeless music that anyone can get down to. Show your skills at the Eau Claire Jazz Festival or play the tunes at the annual Gatsby’s Gala. With so many learning and performing opportunities, how can you not feel the jazz?

The Eau Claire campus of the University of Wisconsin has one of the most well regarded jazz studies programs in the country.

New York Times


Create a sound all your own in jazz combos. These small groups encourage improvisation from yourself and fellow performers. Keep your audience on the edge of their seats as you create whimsical melodies with your groupmates.

Show us what you've got

We want to find the best spot for you to succeed in the jazz studies area. Show us what makes your talents unmissable and extraordinary. Claim your spot among professors and students who are just as passionate about jazz as you are.

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