Jazz Lab I
Jazz Lab I is a big band ensemble open to high school and middle school students by audition only. Simultaneous participation in one of the middle school bands, Symphonic Band, orchestra, or choir is required of all students in Jazz Lab I. This ensemble focuses on developing the fundamentals of jazz, including rhythm, articulation, style, and improvision. Jazz Lab I is under the direction of Mr. Matt Balmer, and gives several performances throughout the academic year.
Jazz Lab II
Jazz Lab II is the premier big band ensemble at Edison Preparatory. Membership is by audition only, with participation in the Symphonic Band, orchestra, or choir serving as a corequisite. The focus of this ensemble is on performance, exploring a variety of jazz styles including but not limited to swing, funk, latin, and rock. The repertoire is composed of both jazz standards and newly composed charts. Jazz Lab II is under the direction of Mr. Doug Styers, and gives several performances throughout the year, including OSSAA State Jazz Contest.