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Jared Wright - Artistic Director for the Civic Winds Jazz Orchestra &

Asst. Dir. of the Southwest Civic Winds


Jared Wright, a local Durango Colorado musician serves as the artistic director for the Civic Winds Jazz Orchestra and is the assistant director for the Southwest Civic Winds. Originally from northern New Mexico, he studied music education at Fort Lewis College and focuses mainly on jazz education and performance. Integrating a broad range of musical styles, including jazz, funk, blues, classical, rock, and Latin, he enjoys teaching and performing with students from all backgrounds. Jared has served as the choir director at First United Methodist Church of Durango, and currently serves as the choir director for Christ the King Lutheran Church in Durango. In addition to performing with the Southwest Civic Winds, Jared also performs regularly with many groups in the Durango and Four Corners area.