It’s not hard to find some great jazz at Concordia. With three full jazz ensembles and a vocal jazz ensemble, there’s always a great concert right around the corner – including several formal concerts each year and short tours, school concerts and other performances. The Concordia College Jazz Ensemble I is directed by Russ Peterson, while The Concordia College Jazz Ensemble II is directed by Dr. Peter Knudsvig, and jazz III is led by student director, Tommy Regouski. The Vocal Jazz Ensemble is directed by David Ferriera.
Concordia Jazz bands often feature world renown guest artists, such as Phil Woods, Dave Weckle, Peter Erskin, Greg Field, Terri Lyne Carrington, ZORO, Ignacio Berroa, Tommy Igoe, and Gregg Bissonette. Great local jazz artists also frequently make appearances.
Concordia jazz students are also able to participate in the Tri-College jazz combo program. Playing and working with students and faculty from Minnesota State Univ. Moorhead and North Dakota State Univ.