Jazz Combos offer an opportunity for study and performance by students seeking to add experience in a smaller group setting or are interested in learning how to improvise. These chamber groups focus on standard jazz literature from the Bebop Era and beyond. The Gustavus Jazztet, the college\'s top instrumental jazz combo, performs at a variety of on/off campus functions and occasionally tours. Members of this ensemble also frequently compose and arrange their repertoire. These ensembles are under the direction of Dr. Dave Stamps and Dr. Masayoshi Ishikawa.