The VCU Jazz community fosters the spirit of creative exploration. Our faculty and students have numerous opportunities for creative expression in the department’s jazz orchestras and small jazz ensembles.
Jazz Studies ensembles and orchestras have received recognition and top honors for their performances and recordings. Ranging from small jazz combos to big band orchestrations, the jazz ensembles incorporate a variety of styles and works.
Students interested in auditioning for VCU’s jazz orchestras and small jazz ensembles are required to read the applicable portions of the VCU Jazz Studies Handbook [PDF] regarding audition scheduling and policies.
Visit our multimedia page to see past performances of VCU jazz orchestras and small jazz ensembles.