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Synthesis is a performing jazz group at Brigham Young University. The group combines swing, jazz, Latin, blues, and fusion styles to impress and entertain audiences around the world.

Synthesis was the sweepstakes champion of the Pacific Coast Collegiate Jazz Festival and has participated in many festivals and competitions throughout the world. The group has also performed in mainland China and at the Tokyo Disneyland. The founder and first director of Synthesis at BYU was K. Newell Dayley. Currently Ray Smith, saxophone professor and director of jazz studies, leads the band.

In 2012 the group released their album, Flying High, which features several arrangements and compositions by Kevin Jenson, the unique style of violinist Curtis Woodbury, and the vocal talents of Suzy Lind. That year the group was also featured at the Homecoming Spectacular in October. The following year the band was scheduled for a tour in Brazil. As part of the preparations they performed in an "Evening of Jazz" concert at the SCERA Center for the Arts.

Downbeat Magazine listed Synthesis as one of the best performing groups of 2013. The magazine named Synthesis as the undergraduate winner in their 36th Annual Student Music Awards.

In 2014, Synthesis toured Nauvoo with BYU's Contemporary Dance Theatre.

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