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Boise State Jazz Studies

Jazz Studies at Boise State University includes the Boise State Concert Jazz Band, Jazz Combos, private lessons in improvisation and rhythm section instruments, and courses in Jazz Improvisation and Jazz History. The Concert Jazz Band, one of Boise State’s most visible musical groups on campus, performs numerous concerts both on and off campus and throughout the Northwest. Jazz Studies also includes the Gene Harris Jazz Festival, a major two-day event that brings together internationally acclaimed guest artists with students and community members across the Treasure Valley.

  • 2019 Gene Harris Jazz Festival registration coming soon!
  • Auditions for the 2019 Boise State University Jazz Orchestra will be held on the first two days of rehearsal (8/21/19 and 8/23/19).
  • There will be a number of $300 scholarships available on a merit basis!
  • Questions? Email Dr. Derek Ganong (