Jazz Band

The Bucknell University Jazz Band offers students of all majors and academic interests the opportunity to experience modern and historically important literature in a traditional big band environment.

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Performances both on and off campus throughout the year build upon focused ensemble rehearsal and concepts of improvisation. The ensemble commissions new works annually from established and emerging composers such as Fred Sturm, Dean Sorenson, Rick Hirsch, Russell Scarbrough, Kevin Lowe and Jonathan Ragonese.

For students interested in furthering their Jazz education, cultural studies in jazz as well as coursework in improvisation, history, theory and arranging are regularly offered. Students are also encouraged to participate in chamber ensembles exploring improvisation in further depth.


Student playing a saxophone in the Jazz Band

Contact Details

Dale Orris

Adjunct Artist Affiliate in Music - Trumpet
Director of the Bucknell University Jazz Band