Thursdays 8:15 - 10:15 pm 9/21 - 12/7 (11 weeks) no class 11/23
This 19-piece ensemble covers classic and contemporary repertoire for big band. Original compositions by ensemble members are also workshopped and performed. Full three-quarter commitment required (fall, winter, spring). Prerequisites: strong reading skills, intermediate to advanced instrumental technique, ability to blend with a section, jazz improvisation skills.
Please note: This class culminates in a performance in the final week of the term (week 11). All Jazzschool student performances are free and open to the public! Please confirm your availability for the performance date (the week 11 class meeting date) before finalizing your registration in this class.
Thursdays 8:15 – 10:15 pm
9/21 – 12/7 (11 weeks) no class 11/23
Dave Lefebvre, $300 (In-person)
Ensembles take place IN-PERSON at the California Jazz Conservatory.
All ensembles require a placement audition. For audition guidelines and to application instructions, please visit the Ensemble page here: https://jazzschool.cjc.edu/jazzschool-ensembles/
About Dave Lefebvre
Recipient of an NEA Grant for Jazz Education. Dave has recorded six albums as a bandleader and has performed at many Bay Area Jazz Festivals and in Europe. Musicians who have recorded or performed in Dave’s group include Billy Childs, John Patitucci, Clay Jenkins, Dave Crigger, Eddie Marshall, Seward McCain, and many others. Dave’s big band compositions have been performed by Freddie Hubbard, Richie Cole, and the BBC Big Band.