The UB Jazz Ensemble program consists of two sub-ensembles: the Big Band is a larger, mixed ensemble, while the Jazz Combo program consists of small groups of four to six performers. The specific instrumentation for these groups varies from semester to semester based on the makeup of the students. Interested students must audition at the beginning of each semester.
Jazz Ensemble students also benefit from a variety of jazz theory and repertoire courses in the Department of Music.
The UB Jazz Ensembles are directed by George Caldwell.
Please view our concert calendar for the latest information on upcoming events.
Students should prepare two songs from the American songbook (George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, etc., etc.). You will also be asked to sight read for the audition. The first week of classes will be dedicated to auditions only. There is a sign-up sheet posted on the bulletin board of the Student Programs office (226 Baird Hall) with 15 min. time slots. The auditions will be held in Baird rm 314.
For further information, please contact George Caldwell.
Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Monday combo, 5:00 - 6:00pm
Tuesday combo, 4:00 - 6:00pm