The University of Texas Jazz Orchestra is the Butler School of Music’s premiere jazz ensemble. Jazz Orchestra prepares students for professional life as a creative musician, developing students’ skills in performance, teamwork, and arranging and composition. The ensemble emphasizes compositions of its members, with student works comprising a majority of the concert repertoire. The ensemble also performs some of the classic works of the jazz canon as well as works of compelling contemporary composers. The Jazz Orchestra performs at annual music festivals and in world-renowned venues with some of the top names in jazz.
By Thomas Wenglinski
Jeff Hellmer, conductor
Bates Recital Hall
The Jazz Orchestra toured Europe in Summer 2017, performing at the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals. Further travel is in the works.
Recent Visiting Artists