Instrumental Ensemble Courses


NJW Octet

Ensemble with five horns and rhythm section, playing great arrangements!

Steps Ahead Ensemble

A class covering the most famous recordings from the ground breaking jazz fusion group “Steps Ahead”. The ensemble will perform Read More

Brazilian Funk Ensemble

An advanced level ensemble covering samba funk and Brazilian tunes in different time signatures. Positions by audition only for piano, Read More

Bird & Diz Ensemble

An ensemble focusing on the repertoire and stylings of the mid to late 40’s emergence of Bebop. The ensemble performs Read More

Pat Metheny Ensemble

A class covering the repertoire and stylings of Pat Metheny. Emphasis will be made on sound, odd meters and improvisation. Read More

George Shearing Ensemble 2

A class covering the repertoire and the “Shearing Sound.” Emphasis on ensemble playing, block chord voicings for piano, and tanscriptions Read More

Sonny Rollins Ensemble

A class covering the composistions and history of Sonny Rollins. Emphasis on solo transcription and ensemble playing. For piano or Read More

Horace Silver Ensemble 2

A class covering the history, repertoire, and stylings of the Blue Note years of Horace Silver. The ensemble performs transcriptions Read More

Chick Corea Ensemble

Study and perform the compositions of Chick Corea’s Electric Band. Students will play “Got a Match,” “Side Walk,” “Rumble,” “Cool Read More

Miles Davis Ensemble 2

A class covering the history, repertoire, and stylings of the mid-50’s and 60?s Prestige recordings of the famous quintet. The Read More

Art Blakey Ensemble 2

A class covering the history, repertoire, and stylings of Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers. The ensemble performs transcriptions of Read More

Advanced Instrumental Ensemble

A performance ensemble for advanced students featuring intensive study of advanced repertoire and improvisational devices.

Guitar Ensemble

Study and perform standards arranged for multiple guitars by Mundell Lowe, Lloyd Wells, and others. In this class, students will Read More

Soul Jazz Ensemble

Study and perform compositions from artists such as Ramsey Lewis, Eddie Harris, Les McCann, Herbie Hancock & Stanley Turrentine. This Read More

Brazilian Music Ensemble

Study and perform classic Brazilian songs and styles, including Samba, Bossa Nova, Frevo, Maracatu and Baiao. For piano, guitar, bass, Read More

Small Ensemble

This intermediate to advanced ensemble is open to all instrumentalists. Students will cover more advanced concepts of literature, including intros, Read More