The Pandemusicum ensemble is a 9-piece "little big band" consisting of 3 saxes, 3 brass and a three member rhythm section performing originally composed and arranged works. Greatly influenced by the West Coast or "Cool" school of Jazz through the writings of Gerry Mulligan, Bob Brookmeyer, Marty Paich and Shorty Rogers the compositions are further influenced by arranging study with Henry Mancini, Ladd McIntosh and Hank Levy. Performances explore the connection between jazz and classical music-what Gunther Schuller calls "Third Stream" - in this case, the connection being the musicians themselves; players who are equally comfortable in both worlds. Lastly, the concept of "chamber jazz" is actively pursued with arrangements of works for instrumental ensembles without the traditional rhythm section.
Left Bank Swing Orchestra
Specializing in the nostalgic music of the Big Band Era, plays the best, the most authentic and memorable dance hits of the 30's, 40's and 50's. Of varying size, this group is available for all kinds of occasions: from concerts to dances to parties, this is special music for special occasions.
Radford University Faculty Jazz Quartet
Radford University’s ensemble-in-residence, the FJQ performs regular recitals on campus and tours throughout the region. The ensemble features Dr. Christopher White on woodwinds, Dr. Wayne Gallops on piano, Dr. Joe Scartelli on bass and Professor Al Wojtera on drums.
The Jazz Doctors Trio
Radford University's newest Jazz addition, The Jazz Doctors (Dr. Christopher White, Dr. Wayne Gallops & Dr. Robert Sanderl) present recitals and clinics throughout the region featuring reinterpretations of standard repertoire in fusionistic settings, latin explorations and experiments in free improvisation and free forms. The multi-faceted backgrounds of all three performers in classical, jazz and contemporary idioms provides for a lively and entertaining concert experience where almost anything can happen.