ROCHESTER, NY — The Eastman School of Music’s New Jazz Ensemble will present “Jammin’ with the New Jazz Ensemble 2000” on Thursday, February 10, throughout the halls of the School at 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester. For this event, musicians of all ages and ability levels are invited to attend free interactive master classes and demonstrations by members of the ensemble. That will be followed at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall by a free concert featuring the music of Paul Ferguson, Wayne Shorter, Bill Brookmeyer, Chris Vatalaro, Charlie Parker, and Brenda Halvorson.
Participants will attend a demonstration by the talented student ensemble and then may choose to attend clinics with the different sections of the band (brass, saxophone, or rhythm section) or attend an improvisation session with director Jim Doser of the Eastman jazz faculty. All of the activities, including the evening concert, are free and open to all musicians in the community, as well as the public. Interested musicians should call Eastman’s Conducting and Ensembles department at 274-1430 by February 7 to register.
The schedule of activities:
4:45-5:15 p.m. Demonstration by the New Jazz Ensemble (NJE) in Kilbourn Hall
5:30-6:30 p.m. Brass master class with the NJE brass section (OSL 101)
Saxophone master class with the NJE saxophone section (Room 514)
Rhythm section master class with Chris Vatalaro, Jon Hamar, and Anna Johnson (Kilbourn Hall)
Improvisation master class with Jim Doser, Christine Hagan, and Miles Brown (Annex 902)
7:30-7:45 p.m. Pre-concert talk with Jim Doser in Kilbourn Hall
8 p.m. Concert with the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble