Jazz Studies

The Drury University Jazz Ensembles maintain an active performance schedule on campus and in the community. They perform at a variety of events including Parent's Weekend, University Day, Music Day, and for the Alumni Association. These groups also present both formal and informal concerts each semester featuring music from a variety of periods and styles. The Drury Jazz Ensembles make regional or extended tours each year. Past performance cites have included: the Hawaiian Islands, Walt Disney World, Tulsa, Dallas, New Orleans, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi.

Each March, Drury hosts the Drury Jazz Festival, Missouri's oldest Jazz Festival, which attracts high school bands from Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. This festival has attracted such artists as the big bands of Stan Kenton and Count Basie, as well as individual performers including Doc Severnson, Bill Waltrous, Kim Park, Clay Jenkins, Mike Metheny, and Mike Steinel.

For more information, please contact Tina Claussen at 417-873-7296 or email at cclaussen@drury.edu