Jazz Central & Jazz Lab 1

Jazz has been a part of Central Michigan University since 1956, when the "Swingin' Chips" were organized. Students at CMU can participate in - Jazz Lab I, Jazz Central, JazzBone ensemble and jazz percussion groups. Auditions for jazz bands generally take place the first week of classes.

Highlights in Jazz each year have included:
* A performance at the Ford International Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival
* CMU/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Weekend in February

CMU ensembles are open to all university students by audition.