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AUDITION for UMBC's Jazz Groups

So, do you like jazz? There are currently three jazz groups at UMBC, the Jazz Ensemble, and two small groups. The audition is the same for all groups. Non-traditional instruments are welcome. Make music! Make friends! Receive course credit!

Also, we host our own jazz festival every spring. Recent guests include drummer and bandleader Jonathan Barber, saxophonist Charlie Young, latin jazz drummer Vince Cherico, drummer Allison Miller, bassist Ben Allison, trumpeter Steven Bernstein, bassist Ben Street, pianist Larry Willis, tubist/saxophonist Howard Johnson, and saxophonist George Garzone. In addition to hosting our own festival, our students perform regularly off campus and at other area festivals.

Auditions will take place on Monday, August 28, 2023 from 2pm to 4pm in the Music Box (PAHB 151). Please contact Director Matt Belzer (belzer@umbc.edu) if you have a conflict with this date and time.

Posted: August 14, 2023, 11:39 AM