Directed by Professor Jeff Hellmer, the UT Jazz Orchestra is the School of Music’s premiere jazz ensemble. The Jazz Orchestra has performed with such luminaries as Michael Brecker, Stefon Harris, Chris Potter, John Clayton and Maria Schneider in recent years. The ensemble’s repertoire often features compositions of its members. The Jazz Orchestra’s latest recording, In the Thick of It, is available on iTunes. Audio samples from that recording can be found on the “audio gallery” site under the “media gallery” heading on the Jazz Studies home page. For more information, visit the Jazz Orchestra website.