[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 instruments– saxophone, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, flute– comping instruments–piano, guitar, vibraphone– 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.

Course Title

Jazz Combo

Course Code

MUSI 074



Fulfills Domain/Capstone Requirements



Prerequisite: Approval by the instructor is needed to be in this ensemble.

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