The Southern Oregon University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Martin Behnke, along with the SOU Jazz Quintet and the Villamette Valley Trombone Choir, performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Music Recital Hall on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. The ensemble will present works by Charlie Mingus, Bob Curnow, Bill Holman, Maria Shneider and SOU music major Jeff Kroeger, along with a new piece by Behnke titled “Conversations with Giovanni.” Tickets cost $5, free for students.