Hello and welcome to the Fred Fox School of Music Jazz Studies website!

The U of A jazz program is overseen by Dr. Angelo Versace, and currently offers a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies.

At the moment there are two big bands – the Studio Jazz Ensemble (or SJE) and the Concert Jazz Band (or CJB)- as well as two small ensembles – the Fred Fox Jazz Ensemble and the UA Experiential Ensemble.

The program’s flagship groups, the Studio Jazz Ensemble and the Fred Fox Jazz Ensemble, have had numerous high profile performances to its credit, including two tours to China, a performance in the Yuma Village Jazz series, a performance as the invited showcase at the ABODA State Jazz Festival in Phoenix, two performances in Nogales, Mexico as part of a cultural exchange with the US State Department, and a performance in Las Cruces, New Mexico as part of the Onate Jazz Festival. Recent guest artists with the band include Terell Stafford, Joe Lovano, Brian Lynch, Chris Potter, John Fedchock, Bobby Shew, Bill Watrous, Michael Davis, and Troy Roberts.

Whether you’re an interested potential student or a jazz enthusiast, feel free to explore our website for audio/video, upcoming performances, Jazz Week news and audition information.