The Roanoke College Jazz Ensemble is devoted to the performance of the finest literature written for a large jazz ensemble (also known as Big Band Jazz). Arrangements ranging in style from Count Basie to Charles Mingus and beyond are featured. Student arrangements are encouraged. Ample opportunities for improvisation and interaction with members of the local jazz scene are provided. Academic credit is available.
The former studio arts major at Roanoke College designs and builds custom puppets for his clients from his basement workshop in Roanoke. He founded Thistledown Puppets in 2006.