The George Mason University jazz ensembles, big bands and chamber ensembles (combos) offer many opportunities for improvisation, performance, recording, writing, leadership and service. They perform regularly on campus at The Center for the Arts, Hylton Performing Arts Center and the popular “Bistro” in the Johnson Center. Off campus performances include jazz festivals, jazz clubs such as Blues Alley, “gigs” embassies and community events.
MASON JAZZ ENSEMBLES
Jazz Ensemble (Big Band)
The Jazz Chamber Ensembles (Jazz Combos) are at the core of the Jazz program. Students are given freedom in the spirit of jazz, to choose their own direction. The Mason Jazz Combos are a wonderful place for opportunities in improvisation, arranging, composition and leadership.
2013 MASON SUMMER JAZZ WORKSHOP
Join the members of the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Grammy Award-winners and George Mason University Jazz faculty for an intense week of instrumental combos, big bands, vocal jazz groups, improvisation, master classes and more! Serious musicians of all ages and abilities are welcome!
JUNE 23 - JUNE 28
FALL 2013 CONCERTS!
Tuesday, October 28, 2013 - 8:00pm - Jazz Combos Concert #1 - de Laski 3001
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MASON JAZZ SAXOPHONE ENSEMBLE - International Saxophone Symposium
The Mason Jazz Saxophone Ensemble performed at the International Saxophone Symposium, hosted by the United States Navy Band, January 2013! Check on the video below to watch clips of their superb performance!
Congratulations to the Mason Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Jim Carroll for earning a "Five Star" review of the November 30, 2012 "Jazz 4 Justice" by Audrey Thornton of DCMetroTheatreArts.com!
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