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College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

Jazz Combos

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Combos from WSU have received significant recognition. Recordings by WSU Jazz Combos have been featured in Jazziz magazine and combo members have earned Student Music Awards in Downbeat magazine and top honors at major festivals including numerous awards at the annual Lionel Hampton Festival.

Every semester, WSU combos explore different jazz styles, everything from swing to bebop to fusion, funk, and beyond. Combos perform regularly on campus and at local jazz clubs. Students have the opportunity to stretch their improvisational skills, experiment with original compositions, create new versions of jazz standards, and record in the beautiful WSU Recording Studio.

Coordinator of the Combo Program is F. David Snider.

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