Ohio University Jazz Percussion Ensemble
Under the direction of Roger Braun, the Jazz Percussion Ensemble was founded by Professor Emeritus, Guy Remonko in 1974. One of the first groups to blend jazz and world music with percussion ensemble, the JPE emphasizes improvisation and student arrangements, creating a unique repertoire that has gained national attention. The ensemble has performed at festivals and national conferences, including the 2003 OMEA Conference and the 1999 PASIC. Many internationally recognized artists including Dave Samuels, Ted Piltzecker, Carl Allen, Michael Spiro, and Roland Vazquez have performed with the group.