The Nazareth College Jazz Ensemble, while based on the standard saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and rhythm instrumentation, welcomes all instrumentalists who are interested in learning about and performing in the jazz idiom. Repertoire consists of standard (and not-so-standard) works from the libraries of professional big bands, and also original compositions and arrangements from students, the director, and others. Time is spent on learning about improvisation and how to approach it, and also on how to interpret notation in the various styles of swing, Latin, and funk. Performances are given both on and off campus each semester. Private jazz improvisation lessons are also available.
Rehearsal Time: Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 PM
Dr. Paul Smoker, conductor