The Jefferson Jazz Band, lead by Bruce Knepper and Judd Danby, is the advanced “big band” jazz ensemble at Jefferson High School. Many different styles of traditional jazz band literature will be studied including swing, bebop, funk, jazz rock, etc. as well as the study of improvisation. There are numerous performances throughout the year including school functions, jazz clinics, and contests. All wind players and drummers must be enrolled in a concert band also.