Jazz Ensemble


Director: Don Sherman

The Jazz Ensemble is cancelled for Fall 2020.  Please register for the NH Jazz Workshop in Fall 2020 to participate in jazz through New Horizons

Tuition: In Fall 2020 there is a $100 flat tuition for participation in one or more New Horizons offerings.

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; dsherman@esm.rochester.edu for more information.

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