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Southern Oregon University

Guest artist Tony Hayes

The SOU Jazz Collective is the top auditioned jazz group at the university. It features both undergraduate and graduate students that have demonstrated high levels of performing ability in the jazz idiom. The instrument varies, though it generally hovers around a 10 piece (3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 bone, rhythm section).

The group performs music that ranges from straight ahead and post-bop to contemporary covers of popular music from today. 

Recently, the SOU Jazz Collective was invited to perform at the International Society for Music Education (ISME) International Conference in Porto Alegre, Brazil. This was a competitive peer-reviewed selection process and we are very proud of the continued accomplishments of this premier ensemble.

If you are interested in auditioning, contact Dr. Jeff Richmond (