The Central Atrium
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Show begins at 6 pm
With a lineage that goes back to the late 1890s, the University of Mississippi’s jazz ensemble is one of the oldest in the nation. By 1927, the group adopted the name “The Mississippians,” which is still in use today by the premier ensemble of Ole Miss Jazz. Throughout the 20 th century, Ole Miss Jazz groups performed regularly at social functions on campus, gave concerts, and toured throughout the South. More recently, Ole Miss Jazz groups have performed at the Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival in South Bend, IN, the National Convention of the Jazz Education Network, and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. The Mississippians Jazz Ensemble will perform this summer at Jazz à Juan and Jazz in Marciac festivals in France and Jazzaldia in Spain.
Directed by Dr. Michael Worthy, Ole Miss Jazz includes two 18-piece big bands (The Mississippians and The Collegians), two student combos, a faculty combo, a traditional jazz combo, and the UM Salsa Project in collaboration with the Percussion Studio under the direction of Prof. Ricky Burkhead.
Learn more at: www.jazz.olemiss.edu