CSU Jazz Band: The award-winning CSU Jazz Band is the flagship large ensemble of the jazz studies program. Structured in big band format with repertoire ranging from the cutting edge contemporary styles of writers such as Maria Schneider and Bob Mintzer to the classical jazz charts of Duke Ellington and Count Basie, the group actively performs for diverse audiences on and off campus.
Directed by Dr. Alex Pershounin, this group has been providing students aspiring to become all-around professional performers with the important experience of playing jazz music and the opportunity to perfect their knowledge and hands-on skills in this idiom. The group is full of vibrant energy that leaves the listeners wanting more and garners high accolades from jazz critics. Participation in this large jazz ensemble is open to all Columbus State University students and requires an audition placement. Please contact the jazz band director, Dr. Alex Pershounin, for more information.
YouTube link to the CSU Jazz Band playing "Time Check" live at a concert in the River Center Studio Theatre.
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Last Updated: 9/24/12