The Carthage College Jazz Ensemble offers students the opportunity to develop as jazz musicians and educators. It is open to any Carthage College student regardless of major and serves as the lab band for all music education majors interested in developing a thriving jazz culture throughout their career. This ensemble meets during spring term, and focuses on performance of both traditional and contemporary jazz repertoire.
Jazz Combos are also a part of the larger Jazz Ensemble offering, and allow students to explore a wide range of jazz styles throughout the year.
Director: Dr. James Ripley