Jazz Ensemble

The Mercer Jazz Ensemble is a traditional 17-piece big band which honors Americas rich cultural heritage through performance of masterworks by Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Frank Foster and other luminaries from the golden age of jazz. Auditions for the Mercer Jazz Ensemble take place throughout the year.

Jazz Combos

Jazz Combos at Mercer focus on the art of improvisation and arrangement. The Jazz Combos frequently perform in conjunction with the Mercer Jazz Ensemble as well as perform off-campus for regional tours of high schools and other venues.

For more information on auditions, please contact Dr. Monty Cole at (478) 301-4134 or cole_mc@mercer.edu.

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Dr. Monty Cole

Director of Jazz Studies
Applied Clarinet & Saxophone
Chair of Instrumental Music
Associate Professor

Office: (478) 301-4134
E-mail: cole_mc@mercer.edu