The U of L Jazz Ensemble performs an eclectic mix of repertoire including contemporary and vintage big band jazz music. The band consists primarily of music majors as well as other interested students from a variety of disciplines. Each year the band performs several times, both on and off campus, and makes a point of performing for school audiences, and conducting workshops with school groups whenever and wherever possible.
The band also enjoys collaborating with a wide variety of guest artists. In recent years, the band has shared the stage with our own Fine Arts faculty, school and community groups such as the Lethbridge Big Band, the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Vocal Jazz Choir; and a number of local high school jazz bands. Concerts have also featured several of Canada's top jazz musicians, most notably, alto saxophonist PJ Perry, trumpeters Al Muirhead and Don Clark, trombonist Alastair Kay, and tenor saxophonist Pat Belliveau. The U of L Jazz Ensemble has recorded three full-length CD’s that are available by purchase. (2014-Critical Mass, 2015-Swing Set, and 2016-Swingin’ for the Fences)
Auditions happen at the beginning of each semester and are open to everyone. For more info contact Director, email@example.com