The award winning California State University, Los Angeles Jazz Ensemble; Los Angeles Times jazz critic Zan Stewart gave them four of five stars in his May 1989 review. The jazz band had numerous student musicians that have made a name for themselves as professionals to include Sharon Hirata, Luis Bonilla, Jack Cooper, Charlie Richard, Danny House, Phil Feather, Corey Gemme, Eric "Bobo" Correa, Vince Dublino, Alan Parr, Paul De Castro, Alex Henderson, and José Arellano. There has been a consistent tradition of musicians coming from the CSULA program who have worked with major musical acts, on major studio and movie projects, and hold positions in higher education in music. The roster is self-evident as to the diversity and level of student musicians CSULA developed at that time and has for many years dating far back to musicians (graduates) such as Lennie Niehaus and Gabe Baltazar.
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|It's About Time||Cal State L.A. Jazz Ensemble||1990||Album|
|Monstrosity!||Cal State L.A. Jazz Ensemble||1988||Album|
|Diversions||Cal State L.A. Jazz Ensemble||1987||Album|
|We're Back!||Cal State L.A. Jazz Ensemble||1986||Album|
|The New In You||Cal State L.A. Jazz Ensemble||1985||Album|
|Crusade||Cal State L.A. Jazz Ensemble||1980||Album|