Jazz studies are a growing field in the NNU Music Department. Dr. Casey Christopher shepherds a wide variety of jazz experiences, including facilitating a variety of small jazz combos each semester. The combos learn improvisational techniques and perform in a variety of campus and community venues. The combos are open to all students by audition.
NNU Jazz Revival
Directed by Dr. Casey Christopher, the Revival is a 5-9 piece jazz combo. The ensemble includes trumpet, trombone, sax, guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocalist. Incorporated for a time as part of the Northwesterners, the group soon emerged again under its own unique identity in 2009 as the NNU Jazz Revival. The group has a full schedule of performances in regional competitions as well as venues on campus, across the Boise Valley, and beyond.