Soul Jazz Ensemble

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Soul Jazz Ensemble


An intermediate ensemble that delves into the groove-based repertoire of Lee Morgan, Cannonball Adderley, Eddie Harris, George Benson and others. Starting in the mid-60s, these musicians combined the popular vocabulary of funk, boogaloo and bossa nova with stripped-down harmonic progressions drawn from gospel and the blues — linking them together with memorable instrumental melodies. Repertoire includes “The Sidewinder” (Lee Morgan), “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” (Joe Zawinul) and “Listen Here” (Eddie Harris).

Thursdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
7/12 – 8/16 (6 weeks)
Dave Lefebvre • $280


The Jazzschool Community Music School (JCMS) offers numerous performance ensembles for beginning, intermediate and advanced instrumentalists and vocalists. Students are placed in ensembles by audition and requirements may include the following: playing selected scales; playing and/or improvising over a piece of your choice; improvising over a 12-bar blues or other pieces provided at the audition; and sight-reading. Drummers are asked to play various grooves and solo; bassists are asked to play bass lines.

New JCMS ensemble students: To apply for an ensemble please fill out the ensemble application form. Once your application form has been received you will be contacted to schedule an audition.

Students who have previously been enrolled in JCMS ensembles: Please also fill out the ensemble application form. An audition may not be required depending on which ensemble(s) you are applying for.

Please click here for ensemble audition guidelines.