The Academy Jazz Ensemble
The Academy Jazz Ensemble is a full sized big-band that performs and educates in the greater Colorado Springs & Pikes Peak Region and along the Colorado Front Range. We are made up of public school teachers, private instructors, and other musicians from the area. We perform in schools, at festivals, and for private events. Our goal is to educate the public about jazz music; to provide an outlet for school music programs where teachers and students can perform and explore jazz music at a professional level; and to continue the tradition of this uniquely American art form.