The Jazz Ensemble at Kealing Middle School is very busy with an active performance schedule. The group often performs over 20 concerts in a given school year. Students have had the opportunity to work and perform with many jazz legends, including the Sun Ra Arkestra (2005), Ron Brown (2000), Sebastian Whitaker (1998) and Wynton Marsalis (1997).
The Jazz Ensemble’s first CD was released in Spring, 2005.
The Kealing Jazz Ensemble has performed in New Orleans, Dallas and South Padre. In the Austin area, venues include the Austin Expo Center (Austin Ice Bats), Austin Convention Center, Central Market, Treaty Oak Square, Symphony Square and numerous hotels and conference centers. Appearing annually at the Texas State College Jazz Festival and the Temple Jazz Festival, Kealing Jazz Ensemble students are commonly recognized as outstanding soloists and the ensemble regularly earns superior ratings.