Listen to the Jazz Ensemble play "Mambo No. 5"

Jazz Ensemble


Director: Don Sherman

Wednesday, 11:15 am - 12:15 am

For information on tuition and registration, see ECMS


NH Jazz Ensemble is in the “Big Band” format; to include brass, reed and rhythm sections. Members will work on the interpretation of rhythms, dynamics, phrasing, contrasts and tempos. 


This  ensemble will rehearse and perform written charts from a variety of jazz eras or genres; to include: Dixieland, Swing, Be-Bop, Latin, Rock, Funk, Fusion and Pop. 

Members will have the opportunity to solo with the band by either improvising over a series of chords or playing  pre-written lines.

Players can expect to perform in Kilbourn Hall each semester. Although not obligated, selected players will be invited to perform at the Rochester International Jazz Festival and other community festivals during the summer.

Those desiring to enroll must possess at least intermediate level instrumental skills and can read written notation for their instrument. 

Rhythm section players must audition due to limited placement. Enrollment with permission of the director. Contact Don Sherman; for more information.