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Western Oregon Latin Jazz Ensemble

The Western Oregon Latin Jazz Ensemble is dedicated to traditional Afro Cuban music in the style of Tito Puente, Poncho Sanches, Mongo Santamaria, Eddie Palmieri, and Ray Barretto. Each year the Latin Jazz Ensemble performs concerts, tours, and records.

Director: Dr. Keith Karns   |   503-838-8541

Rehearsal Schedule

Tuesday, Thursday, 2:00pm – 3:20pm

Audition Policy

Piano, bass, horn, and vocal positions are by audition only. Any WOU student may join the percussion section. Auditions are at the beginning of each term. 



Music Department

503-838-8275 | or e-mail: | Location: Smith Hall