Music & Shows

Published on April 21st, 2015 | by Nature Humphries


The Mississippians Jazz Ensemble with the Collegians – Nutt Auditorium 4/21

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 4.21-Jazz Ensemblefor 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. Recent guest artists and clinicians include Jeff Coffin & The Mu’tet, Roy “Futureman” Wooten, Mark Taylor,  Jim Snidero, Marcus Printup, Elliot Mason, and Ali Jackson.

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. The Local Voice Ligature


Admission: $10, $8 Students, and $5 Children

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Nature Humphries is Editor-in-Chief of The Local Voice. Nature is originally from Vicksburg, Mississippi, but moved to Oxford in 2004 after spending time in the United States Navy. She has also worked in the restaurant industry for many years as a server and a bartender. Nature graduated from Ole Miss in 2007 with a degree in English and Modern Languages.

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