The Jazz Studies program at CSU promotes and celebrates this unique and all-inclusive art form - jazz, and is committed to providing interested students with innovative, comprehensive, and specialized jazz education. We offer a variety of opportunities for music students to broaden and strengthen their career choices by acquiring important skills in jazz performance and jazz education. Leading toward a degree of Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance the program offers a full curriculum of jazz courses and ensembles from theory, arranging, history, and pedagogy, to private instruction on jazz drum set, bass, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar and piano. While working toward the degree the students will learn necessary jazz performance skills by playing in Jazz Band developing an intimate acquaintance with all jazz styles ranging from Dixieland to Bebop to Hard Bop to Contemporary Jazz. Smaller chamber jazz groups (combos) provide the opportunity for students to focus on developing personal improvisation styles and benefit from enhanced interaction with band members studying and memorizing jazz standards and original compositions.
Please do not hesitate to contact Director of Jazz Studies,
Dr. Alex Pershounin for more information about Jazz Studies at CSU.
All concerts are free and open to all audiences
Thursday, August 23 @ 7:30pm: Dr. Pershounin in recital performance, Legacy Hall
Thursday, September 13 @ 7:30pm: CSU Jazz Band concert, featuring guest artists Tyrone Jackson (piano) and Ben Weatherford (guitar), Legacy
Friday, September 14 @ 7:30pm: "The Pershounin Project" in concert at Jazz At the Loft series, The Loft
Thursday, November 29 @ 7:30pm: CSU Jazz Band in concert featuring jazz legend Clay Jenkins (trumpet), Legacy
Friday, November 30 @ 7pm: Clay Jenkins with "Alex Pershounin Trio" in concert, The Loft
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Last Updated: 9/24/12