JMU Jazz Ensemble and JMU Jazz Band

Tue, Feb 14 @ 8 pm

CONCERT HALL

JMU Jazz Ensemble and JMU Jazz Band

Tue, Feb 14 @ 8 pm

CONCERT HALL


PHOTOS BY BOB ADAMEK

Under the direction of Dr. Chuck Dotas, the JMU Jazz Ensemble was founded in 1971 and is the premier jazz group in the School of Music at JMU. The ensemble has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Terrace Theater, Montreux International Jazz and Blues Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and VMEA annual convention.

The JMU Jazz Ensemble has been featured with the U.S. Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble and U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note Jazz Ensemble and at the East Coast Jazz Festival in Rockville, Maryland. The ensemble has performed with renowned artists like Bobby McFerrin and esteemed jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan. 

The JMU Jazz Band was founded in 1971 and is also under the direction of Dr. Chuck Dotas; membership in this ensemble is determined via audition each semester. 


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