2007-2008 News

Pics Posted!

The many events of our Spring semester have representative pics in the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo sections of our website.  Please follow the respective links  to enjoy glimpses into the multitude of wonderful work and music created by all our students.

Jazz at Schwemm's

Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 25, the popular performance series that features student groups as well as professional groups returns to the Backroom at Schwemm's. There will be five concerts that will be highlighted by the Eclectic Jazz Quartet (featuring Prof. Poccia), and the Prof. Tiersky Quartet. All performances are free and open to the public.

End-of-Semester Plan:

Please mark your calendars to reflect the following jazz concert schedule:
Friday, Dec. 7-ACJE in Buckley at 8pm
Sunday, Dec. 9-Combos Offbeat Generation and Blue Nomads in Friedmann Room, 4pm
Monday, Dec. 10-Combos Black Coffee and Sea Biscuits in Friedmann Room, 7:30pm
Wednesday, Dec. 12-Combos Jazzdrive and Harry Potter.... in Friedmann Room, 7:30pm.

All concerts are free and open to the public. 

Homecoming Concerts

Members of the Jazz Ensemble and the 6 Jazz Combos will be busy during the upcoming Homecoming Weekend. On Friday, Oct. 19, the Jazz Ensemble will perform at 8pm in Buckley recital Hall. There will be a jam session following the performance at 10:00pm in room 7. The Combos will perform on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the gala following the football game in the Cage. We hope to see you there!

Welcome Back!

We hope you return to campus well-rested. Welcome to our new students-we value the energy that you will infuse into our music department! Please plan to attend our opening music events: Orientation 2007 Concert (on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 7:30pm in Buckley Recital Hall), the Ice Cream Social (on Tuesday, Aug. 28 around 9:00pm in the Alumni Gymnasium), Music Department Meeting (on Sunday, Sept. 2 at 5:00pm), and the Jazz Jam Session (also on Sunday, Sept. 2 at 9:30pm in Room 7).

First Rehearsals!

We will begin our work on Monday, Sept. 10. The Jazz Ensemble will rehearse from 7-8:30, and the combos will meet/greet from 8:30-10:00. All action happens in room 7. We're looking forward to a great year!


Jazz Ensemble and Combo auditions will take place from Wed., Sept. 5 through Friday Sept. 7. Please sign up for a time on the sheets located outside of room 216. Please prepare the short piece that can be found in the same place. Imrovising is valued but not required. Voclaists may prepare this same piece, or choose a standard jazz tune to sing as part of the audition. Please be in touch with Bruce Diehl with any questions. We welcome any and all musicians to be a part of the jazz program.