The KSU Jazz program includes three jazz ensembles, seven jazz combos, two jazz guitar ensembles and the Vocal Jazz Lab. Jazz Ensembles I, II, and III perform a variety of styles and music by a wide range of composers. Recent performances have included programs of Brazilian and Latin jazz, swing, musical theatre songbook, jazz rock, and retrospectives of composers such as Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Don Ellis, Maria Schneider, Darcy James Argue, and others. Students in KSU jazz ensembles and combos develop general jazz performance and improvisational skills giving them the flexibility to meet the varying demands of today's musical world. These goals are pursued through rehearsals, workshops, and performances.