UNO Jazz Bands
The award-winning UNOmaha Jazz Ensembles continue to receive acclaim for their outstanding musical performances from internationally recognized jazz artists, clinicians, and adjudicators. In addition to hosting the annual UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival, the groups compete with other college jazz ensembles at nationally recognized competitions, including the University of Northern Colorado and Wichita Jazz Festivals. Jazz Ensemble membership is open to all university students through an audition which includes sight reading and improvisation. Jazz Lab Band membership is open to all university students with no audition required. An active Jazz Combo program is also available to all students.
UNO Jazz Band members also help host the annual Omaha Jazz Workshop Summer Camp, a weeklong jazz camp for middle school students, high school students, college students and adults.
UNO also sponsors the Metropolitan Area Youth Jazz Orchestra (MAYJO), the premier high school honors jazz ensemble in the midwest.
For more information about UNO's Jazz Program, contact Dr. Peter Madsen.