Jazz Studies

The Music Department of Valdosta State University offers a complete musical experience in the area of jazz studies. The curriculum is designed to prepare the student for a professional career in jazz performance, arranging/composition, and jazz education. Students at Valdosta State work closely with an esteemed faculty of gifted performers committed to quality instruction. Students interested in studying jazz at VSU have the option of a Jazz emphasis within the Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Arts in Music and Music Minor degrees. The VSU jazz ensembles and combos are open to all students by audition, regardless of major.

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VSU Jazz Ensemble Concert

Tuesday, September 30

7:30pm, Whitehead Auditorium

The VSU Jazz Ensemble presents music from The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess. Arranger Bill Potts translated George Gershwin's classic opera into the jazz style for a 1959 recording that featured an all-star roster of musicians: Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Art Farmer, Bill Evans and many others.

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