ABOUT SWOSU JAZZ ENSEMBLE ‘A’
The Southwestern Oklahoma State University Jazz Ensemble was organized by Dr. Richard Coy in the early 1950s. The group, which was called the Collegians, was a favorite group on the Southwestern campus during this time. Since then, the group has been directed by Harlon Lamkin (1967-1970), Dr. Terry Segress (1970-2006A, Dr. Keith M. Talley (2006-2012) and currently Dr. Richard Tirk.
The SWOSU Jazz Ensemble has performed many high school and jazz festival concerts with outstanding jazz musicians such as The Clayton Brothers Quintet, Bobby Watson, Bill Watrous, Carl Fontana, Lou Marini Jr., Frank Mantooth, Kevin Mahogany, Kim Park, Dan Haerle, Fred Forney, Jack Mouse, Bob Bowman, Ed Soph, Dianne Reeves, Bobby Shew, Steve Houghton, Paquito d’Rivera, Pete Christlieb, Eddie Daniels, Hal Galper and many others. The ensemble is frequently in demand to play around the region and have been invited to play at the University of Kansas Jazz Festival, University of Tulsa Jazz Festival and the University of North Texas Jazz Festival at Addison.
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Here are PDFs of the spring audition music. Have fun! Listen lots!