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JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

Tue, Feb 20 @ 8 pm

CONCERT HALL

JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

Tue, Feb 20 @ 8 pm

CONCERT HALL


PHOTOS BY DAN GORIN

The JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band were founded in 1971 and are under the direction of Dr. Chuck Dotas; membership in each ensemble is determined via audition each semester. JMU jazz groups have 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.

Chilean-born Melissa Aldana, the Grammy-nominated saxophonist and composer, will make a guest appearance in this concert playing with JMU Jazz Ensemble.  

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