Conducting & Ensembles

Jazz Lab Band

Rich Thompson, Director

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The Eastman Jazz Lab Band is a full 17-piece jazz ensemble, consisting of both undergraduate and grad. students. The ensemble performs a full range of big band repertoire including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis, Bill Holman, and more. The band also performs arrangements by known Eastman Jazz alumni and current Eastman Jazz student arrangers. The Band is on a new track bringing in an exciting guest soloist for it’s spring concert each year. The Ensemble is directed by Associate Professor Rich Thompson and assisted by a graduate JCM student. The Ensemble is open to Eastman and River Campus students by audition only.

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