[MUSI 074] Jazz Combo
Open to the music and non-music major at Beloit College. The ensemble provides students with the opportunity to develop rehearsal and performance skills in jazz through interaction with other musicians in a small group setting. Emphasis is placed on improvisation, arranging, and music theory. The ensemble usually consists of frontline instrumentsâ€“ saxophone, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, fluteâ€“ comping instrumentsâ€“piano, guitar, vibraphoneâ€“ bass, and drums. Each semester we explore the music from the Blue Note, Riverside, Prestige or Impulse labels. Jazz combo meets once a week and culminates by performing one or two concerts at the end of the semester. Students need to be able to read music and improvise.
Fulfills Domain/Capstone Requirements
Prerequisite: Approval by the instructor is needed to be in this ensemble.