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University of Guelph Jazz Ensembles

The University of Guelph Jazz Ensemble explores improvising in a modern Jazz context. The band uses material from great Jazz composers ( T. Monk, J. Coltrane etc. ), tin pan alley ( C. Porter, G. Gershwin, etc. ) and original music by the students or the conductor. The band develops skill with chords, scales, and rhythms while working on repertoire in a challenging yet fun environment. The ensemble plays one concert at the end of each semester as well as various engagements in the greater community as they come up.


The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.