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Jazz Ensemble

Director: M. Dan Yoder

The JC Jazz Ensemble was brought back to life in the winter of 2002. The band, sometimes consisting of the standard big band instrumentation (saxes, trumpets, trombones, piano, bass, drums - and any other instrumentalists who wish to participate) and sometimes a more flexible combo instrumentation, plays big band standards as well as charts exploring fusion and funk styles, rehearses 60 minutes per week, and presents one concert in the fall and one in the spring (the annual outdoor "Concert on Kennedy Plaza") each semester, playing its own charts as well as serving as a house band for student soloists from MU-111K, our private-lesson jazz improvisation studio.