The Mississippians Jazz Ensemble


Jazz at Ole Miss

The Mississippians Jazz Ensemble is an 18-piece big band under the direction of Dr. Michael Worthy. Members of the band are University of Mississippi undergraduate and graduate students majoring in music and other academic disciplines. Students enroll for academic credit and meet for three fifty-minute rehearsals per week on MWF at 12:00. The band performs on campus several times throughout the year and recently performed at the 2012 Jazz Education Network National Conference in Louisville, KY.

The Collegians Jazz Ensemble offers students the opportunity to learn the various styles that are common in big band performance, including swing, latin, rock and funk. The Collegians perform a concert each semester.

Jazz combos provide students the opportunity to explore improvisation, arranging and composing.


Spring 2014  Performances:

Feb. 21 Mississippians with Jim Snidero in the Ford Center, 7:30, FREE admission

Apr. 8 Collegians Jazz Ensemble, Nutt Auditorium at 7:30, FREE Admission

Apr. 10 Mississippians Jazz Ensemble, Nutt Auditorium at 7:30, FREE admission



Aug. 25, 26, 27

Information here

Special Guest: Jim Snidero

Join us Friday, Feb. 21 for a jazz improvisation clinic with sax legend Jim Snidero at 1:00 in Nutt Auditorium. Check out Jim’s fantastic instructional website, The Jazz Conception Company and read more about Jim’s extraordinary career here

The Mississippians will feature Jim Snidero in a performance for the Mid-South Honor Band at 7:30 in the Ford Center. Both events are free and open to the public.