The UTM Big Band, directed by Dr. Kurt Gorman, displays the diversity, vibrancy and artistry of jazz, America's greatest art form through the medium of the traditional big band. A UTM Big Band performance features jazz standards and swing charts by Duke Ellington and Count Basie, as well as contemporary compositions, Latin jazz, and funk. The UTM Big Band performs a minimum of one concert on campus each semester and may be available to play for other university and community events.