Iowa State University Jazz Band


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Mark interprets Scaramouche by Darius Milhaud with the ISU Wind Quintet
Mark and Nathan wrestle through Slap Me! by Barry Cockroft
Nathan rocks out on a tune by Florence and The Machine
Louis and Brandon play an interactive music game as artists-in-the-schools
Brandon, Jill, Louis and Mark humbly demonstrate chamber music techniques
Kyle, Mark and Nathan open for Bruce Springsteen at Hilton Coliseum
with Dr. Kris Bryden, after playing her piece Rotations at the Iowa Composers Forum
Brandon, Jill, Louis and Mark play a world premiere at the Opus Central Cafe
Matt plays Music for an Outdoor Festival by Robert Aldridge
Nathan strikes a pose with the Cyclone Marching Band
Cy tries to play Nathan's horn with the ISU Pep Band
Matt plays Tableaux De Provence for the Cyclone Honor Band
Ben plays Brillance by Gotkovsky in a master class with Matt Sintchak
Decked out in salt mine tour garb in Salzburg
Matt plays Phoenix by Ryo Noda. Japanese narration by Michiyo
The whole studio & rhythm section, after playing Supersax charts
Live radio performance of Quartet #1 by Bob Mintzer
Behind the scenes...
Alexa plays Trio for flute, saxophone, & piano by Russell Peterson
Matt plays Concertino da camera with the ISU Symphony Orchestra
Playing The Six Brown Brothers charts with bass saxophonist Paul Lindemeyer
Playing in front of the Golden Roof, Innsbruck '11
With Denise Knaack, after playing her piece Making Widgets for the Iowa Composers Forum Festival

The Jazz Program at ISU is lead by directors Dr. Jim Bovinette and Michael Giles. Our ensembles consist of two student big bands and three to five jazz combos each semester. Dr. Bovinette has directed the jazz ensemble program since 1995, and has featured the band in more that 100 performances in the Martha Ellen Tye Recital Hall home to all the bands regular concerts. The band students have been featured with guest artists such as Marc Colby, Ron Carter, Reggie Thomas, Damani Phillips, Brian Blade, Joe Lovano, Christian McBride, JoAnne Brackeen, and Dick Oatts. The ISU Jazz Ensemble has had the honor to be featured at the Iowa Jazz Championships, the Iowa Music Educators Association annual convention, in concert with the Central Iowa Symphony, and with the Village Vanguard at Stephans Auditorium. The band has also been recognized for its achievements and soloist at the Elmhurst Jazz Festival, the Greeley Jazz Festival, and the Eau Claire Jazz Festival.