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.