Alumni musicians have been an active part of the KU Music program for many years. Alumni of the KU Jazz Band have informally participated in KU Jazz Band concerts dating back to 1988.
In September 1997, the Alumni Jazz Band "officially" became organized under the direction and guidance of Richard G. Wells. Professor Wells directed the university bands for many years before he retired from teaching and directing bands at the Univeristy.
The Alumni Jazz Band has performed several concerts over the past years. The KU Alumni Jazz Band performs music that salutes the Jazz Bands of the 40's through the 21st Century.
ABOUT THE KU ALUMNI JAZZ BAND