Jazzschool Institute Concert - 5/22

Jazzschool Institute Concert

The Jazzschool Institute presents three student ensembles for this end-of-semester performance series!

Mads Tolling directs the Jazz Fusion Ensemble, focusing on playing and analyzing ?the music of Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Jaco Pastorius, Jean-Luc Ponty and others in the jazz fusion vein.

Bill Evans directs the Bluegrass Ensemble, focusing on bluegrass-style technique and repertoire. Featuring Kyra Gordon, vocal; Andy O'Brien, mandolin; Yehudit, fiddle; Jan Purat, fiddle; Simon Linsteadt, guitar; Ross Howe, guitar; Bill Evans, banjo; and Seth Honig, bass.

Paul Mehling and Evan Price co-direct the Gypsy Jazz Ensemble, an ensemble in the style of Django Reinhardt’s and Stephane Grappelli’s Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Beginning with their first record­ings in 1934, these two innovators forged a new genre — gypsy jazz or jazz Manouche — acoustic music combining pumping, infec­tious rhythm with virtuosity, inventiveness, and soul. Featuring Della Melton, vocal; Lucy Southern, violin; Robert Feiner, violin; Samuel Boer, guitar; Ross Howe, guitar; Leo Nava, guitar; and Craig Browning, accordion.

The Jazzschool Institute offers a conservatory program devoted to the study and performance of jazz and related styles of music, fostering the artistic development of aspiring professional jazz musicians and building new audiences to sustain and promote the jazz art form. The institute integrates a comprehensive, progressive undergraduate education program taught by world-class musicians and music educators, preparing the next generation for a fulfilling life in the dynamic world of the performing arts.

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