2018 Intercollegiate Jazz Ensemble

JECO is proud to present the 2018 Intercollegiate Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Matt James, Professor of Saxophone at Ohio University. The JECO IJE is a prestigious ensemble consisting of some of the finest collegiate musicians in the state of Ohio.

The 2018 JECO IJE will perform Friday February 9th, 9:30 PM at the Hyatt Regency Columbus (2nd floor bar). Please come and support these fantastic musicians!

Congratulations to the 2018 JECO Intercollegiate Jazz Ensemble participants:


Eric Vasquez, Kent State University

Benjamin Baker, Ohio University

Nick Vermilye, Ohio State University

Trenton Thacker, Ohio University

Anthony Bruno, Denison University


Nick Harvey, Capital University

Mitchell Parton, University of Cincinnati

Ryan Kerwin, Ohio University

Andy Jacobs, Capital University


Taj Jackson, Ohio State University

Tiana Ninic, Ohio State University

Spencer Merk, University of Cincinnati

Zach Zerkle, Ohio State University

Rhythm Section:

Chris Dooley, guitar, Capital University

Andy Smith, piano, University of Cincinnati

Eric Stratton, bass, Otterbein University

Lee Kolarik, Ohio State University


Rachel Azbell, Denison University

Auditions have closed for the 2018 JECO Intercollegiate Jazz Band. Please check back here in the fall of 2018 for information about auditions for next year's ensemble!


Zach Compston                                                                Myles Bowers

2018 IJE Chair                                                                     2018 IJE Co-Chair

zcompston@jazzartsgroup.org                                   mylesbowers12@gmail.com

Matt James - Artistic Director