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Welcome to the web home of the William & Mary Jazz Ensemble. Membership in the Jazz Ensemble is open to any W&M undergraduate or graduate student (or community member available for all rehearsals/concerts). Led by Mr. Woody Beckner, the Ensemble performs traditional jazz literature as well as cutting-edge contemporary and experimental music. Using an innovative and interdisciplinary programming approach, the Jazz Ensemble explores repertoire that offers members an exciting jazz performance experience.

The William & Mary Jazz Ensemble performs throughout Williamsburg including recent appearances at:

  1. The College’s Tercentenary Music Festival
  2. Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre
  3. With recent W&M collaborators including the Theatre Department, The Botetourt Chamber Singers, and the Ballroom Club.