UAA Jazz Ensemble


UAA offers a wide range of courses and ensemble opportunities for students interested in jazz. UAA Jazz Ensemble meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, and is for students interested in a big band ensemble. The jazz ensemble performs at the Mat-Su and ASD high school jazz band festivals as well as campus and community events.

Students interested in performing in small groups may enroll in Jazz Combo. Open to vocalists and instrumentalists, each combo is assigned a time to meet and rehearse and receives weekly coaching by faculty. In all ensembles students learn a variety of jazz styles and concepts while working to hone their improvisation skills.

Add a little jazz!

If you're not ready to dive into an ensemble, we also offer class offer Jazz Theory I & II, History of Jazz, and private lessons in jazz voice, piano, guitar, bass, drums, saxophone & flute.

Each spring, the Department of Music hosts UAA Jazz Week, which gives students that chance to participate in master classes and performances with internationally recognized jazz artists such as Hal Galper, Chase Sanborn, Jovino Santos Neto, and Rebeca Mauleon.