Synthesis combines swing, blues, jazz, Latin, and fusion styles into a feast of jazz entertainment. Some of Brigham Young University’s finest and most versatile musicians perform, arrange and compose for this award-winning ensemble. Synthesis has been met with enthusiastic responses from festival, student, and community gatherings throughout the world. A past sweepstakes champion of the Pacific Coast Collegiate Jazz Festival, Synthesis has participated in the prestigious Montreux International Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland, and the Pori International Jazz Festival in Finland. Synthesis has also been a special guest performer at Tokyo Disneyland and has performed in mainland China.

“Your band was the highlight of the entire convention … One of the finest student performances I have ever heard.”
-- Jeff Benedict Jazz Professor, Cal State Los Angeles
“The BYU Synthesis jazz band performed always in an outstanding and very professional way... National and local media reported the various events very positively…The public was involved by their joy, their unity, and their great music sound and sense of humor. All performances terminated with requests of encore . . . They are special and dedicated people. We loved staying with them all, getting acquainted and learning from their good spirit. We will always keep a sweet memory of these days that we spent together.”
--Giuseppe Pasta National Director of Public Affairs, Terni, Italy