Dave Rivello, Director
The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble was established to showcase the finest contemporary music from around the world written for jazz ensemble. Performing repertoire primarily from the last 20 years, the New Jazz Ensemble plays music not often heard or yet recorded, and frequently premieres new works, including those of student writers. Recent composers who have appeared with the ensemble include Jim McNeely, Ellen Rowe, Joey Sellers and Dave Liebman.
Lead by composer Dave Rivello, the New Jazz Ensemble is open to Eastman students by audition only. Like the Eastman Jazz Ensemble, it performs in concert at Eastman at least twice per semester, in addition to occasional outside performances.