The Albion Jazz Ensemble comprises students from Albion College selected by audition each fall. The ensemble performs eight to ten concerts per school year, including two shows each semester on the Albion College campus. Additionally, the band has a monthly engagement at Cascarelli's Restaurant in downtown Albion. The Jazz Ensemble plays a wide-ranging repertoire, from classic big band compositions by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Billy Strayhorn to modern arrangements by contemporary composers such as Bob Mintzer, Ellen Rowe, Pat Metheny, and Matt Harris.
The Jazz Ensemble meets Monday from 4:45-5:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:45-6:45pm and is under the direction of Dr. Samuel McIlhagga