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Conductor: Mr. David Fague

The Jazz Ensemble is one of the most popular musical groups on campus.  This 18-piece big band gives students the opportunity to perform some of the best big band literature since the 1930s. The jazz ensemble performs on campus each semester to a standing-room-only audience and also provides music for Gonzaga’s winter formal dance, Charity Ball.

The Jazz Program hosts several jazz educators each year to perform with the Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combos, provide jazz theory clinics, or instrumental master classes.  Among the guest artists Gonzaga has hosted in the past are John Clayton, Shelly Berg, Pete Christleib, Bobby Shew, and Conrad Herwig.

Students interested in participating in the Jazz Ensemble need to audition with Mr. Fague during the first week of classes in the Fall.  Information about these auditions as well as auditions for other groups in the music department will be posted in the main music building.  For further information or to schedule an audition/visit, please contact Mr. Fague at (509) 313-6735 or fague@gonzaga.edu

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David Fague
Director of Jazz Studies
Music Department
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0079
Phone: (509) 313-6735
(800) 986-9585, ext. 6735
Email: fague@gonzaga.edu