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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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MUS 101-17 - Jazz Ensemble

1 credits (Fall and Spring)
The Grinnell Jazz Ensemble is open to instrumentalists (and occasionally vocalists) who are interested in the study and performance of jazz works from the large ensemble tradition. The ensemble performs music from a wide variety of jazz-related styles, and frequently performs works by both veteran and contemporary jazz composers. Past concerts have included compositions by composers such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Sammy Nestico, Miles Davis, and Charles Mingus, Maria Schneider, Gordon Goodwin, Thad Jones and Oliver Nelson.Visiting artists, such as Matt Harris and Marcus Belgrave, give outstanding master classes and clinics.

Prerequisite: Ability to read music notation, competency on chosen instrument, and prior experience with jazz music. Audition required.
Note: The group rehearses 4 hours weekly and customarily performs twice per semester. S/D/F only.
Instructor: Laver