Small Jazz Ensembles

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One of the great strengths of the Studio Music and Jazz Department at the Frost School of Music is the stylistic diversity of the small group program. We offer over 25 separate small ensembles, ranging in style and focus from classic Be-bop, Cool Jazz, Hard Bop, and Post-Bop repertoire to Contemporary, World Music, and Hip-Hop genres.

Under the direction of Professor Charles Bergeron, many of these groups additionally meet weekly in a performance lab where they are critiqued by professionals, faculty, and other students from the program.

The Studio Music & Jazz Department at the Frost School of Music also has these small jazz ensembles:

  • 1959 Ensemble
  • Accompaniment Class
    • Directed by Kate Reid, Martin Bejerano, and John Hart
  • Art Blakey Ensemble
    • Directed by Brian Lynch
  • Blue Note Ensemble
    • Directed by Leon Foster Thomas
  • Brian Lynch Artist Ensemble
    • Directed by Brian Lynch
  • Funk/Fusion Ensemble II
    • Directed by John Yarling
  • Joe Henderson Ensemble
    • Directed by John Hart
  • Latin Jazz Ensemble
    • Directed by Dafnis Prieto
  • Max Roach/Clifford Brown Ensemble
    • Directed by Brian Lynch
  • Melba Liston Ensemble
    • Directed by Dante Luciani
  • Miles Davis Ensemble
    • Directed by Brian Lynch
  • Odd Times Ensemble
    • Directed by Errol Rackipov
  • R&B Ensemble
    • Directed by Nicole Yarling and David Chiverton
  • Recording Ensemble
    • Directed by Steve Guerra
  • Wayne Shorter Ensemble
    • Directed by John Hart