Jazz Ensemble is a full year course which meets daily and is a follow-up course to Jazz Lab. Emphasis is on aesthetic education through improvisation and performance of suitable literature; harmonic, rhythmic and structural complexities of jazz, jazz history and solo transcriptions. This ensemble participate in several jazz festivals from January to March of each year. Attendance is required at all curricular and extra-curricular events.
Click the link below to access play-along practice tracks (with chord changes) to some of your favorite jazz standards.
Repertoire reference recordings:
In the Mood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CI-0E_jses
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat: https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10867433