Jazz Ensembles (Music 2711/2712)

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Bowdoin Jazz Program Picks Up the Tempo

Often when a great jazz combo is preparing to perform, you can hear something auspicious even as they warm up. Something analogous happened this year in the Bowdoin jazz program. In the first few days of the semester, the College’s music faculty could hear in the quality of the students’ playing that there would be a thrilling year of music ahead.

Frank Mauceri - fmauceri@bowdoin.edu (on sabbatical 2017-2018)
Titus Abbott - tabbott@bowdoin.edu


Jazz Ensembles

Swing, bebop, bossa nova, and even rhythm and blues: The Bowdoin Jazz ensembles play a variety of jazz styles. These combos focus on jazz improvisation and every member gets plenty of solo opportunities. Groups rehearse twice per week and the ensemble can be taken for credit. Auditions are held during the first week of the semester or by appointment with the director. These combos perform in concert at the end of each semester. They are also called upon to provide music at campus events.

Up to six credits of individual performance and ensemble courses together may be taken for graduation credit. Lessons, large ensembles, and chamber ensembles may also be taken as non-credit courses. Ensemble Performance Studies encompasses the various options associated with performing in ensembles. For additional information, please refer to the College Catalogue.