Chamber Jazz Program

Aaron Kippola

At Western, our Combo Program contains the jazz elite. We believe our students grow through active performance and quintets rotate into performing venues around the city of Macomb on two nights per week. Students perform original compositions and jazz standards in venues both on and off campus during the course of the semester. These groups are in demand and also perform at other University functions throughout the academic year.  In 2014, the Chamber program received Outstanding recognition for their all original program at the Elmhurst Jazz Festival, all performers receiving Outstanding individual awards as soloists. In addition to working with a member of our jazz faculty, each combo will be mentored by a world class professional jazz musician who will listen to recordings and meet with the ensemble once a month. This semester's mentors will be posted on our Facebook page soon!