Jazz Ensemble

UMW Jazz Ensemble
Doug Gately, Director

The ensemble is made up of students majoring in all areas of study. The UMW Jazz Ensemble performs contemporary jazz arrangements as well as standard big band literature. Members receive instruction in performance techniques, jazz history, theory, improvisation, and an analysis of elements of style and interpretation of music found within the jazz idiom. The Ensemble performs for various events on and off campus. Major concerts are presented each semester. In the fall the ensemble presents the Jazz 4 Justice™ concert and in the spring the UMW Jazz Ensemble hosts the annual UMW Jazz Festival, performing with national and international “name” Jazz Artists. Within this ensemble are smaller groups that perform at various events on and off campus. The ensemble is open to all students by audition.

For more information contact the UMW Music Dept. at (540) 654 – 1012


Jazz Bones
Jazz Bones
Claire Ashur Senior Recital
Claire Ashur Senior Recital
Jazz Bari
Jazz Bari
Jazz in the Community
Jazz in the Community
Austin O’Rourke, Pollard Recital Hall
Austin O’Rourke, Pollard Recital Hall
Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal at Dodd Auditorium
Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal at Dodd Auditorium
Holiday Jazz at University Center
Holiday Jazz at University Center
Jazz Quartet at Convergence Center Opening
Jazz Quartet at Convergence Center Opening

 


Hand drawn Clef Performance Schedule

[All events are free and open to the public unless noted]

UMW Jazz Ensemble (University Center Gig)

UMW Jazz Ensemble
(University Center Gig)

 Fall 2017

 September 16 – UMW Jazz Ensemble at Farley Vale Farm, King George performing 3:45-5:00 pm. for the Friends of the Rappahannock River Fest

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 2 – Latino Identities Concert, Hurley Convergence Center, 7:30 pm.

Latino Identities Concert

Latino Identities Concert


 

 

 

 


Nov 4Jazz 4 Justice™, 7:30 pm.,  Dodd Auditorium, GW Hall (tickets required)

Watch video: www.vimeo.com/131800821

Jazz 4 Justice©

 UMW’s Jazz Ensemble has joined the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association and Legal Aid Works℠ (formally Rappahannock Legal Services) to present a special concert, Jazz 4 Justice™, on Nov 4 at 7:30 pm. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. An informal jam session open to all musicians in attendance will follow the performance. Tickets are required. General admission tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

Tickets can be purchased at the event or in advance at the following locations:

Fredericksburg Visitor Center at 706 Caroline St.
Legal Aid Works℠ 
 at 500 Lafayette Blvd.
Roberson’s Music at 1300 Jefferson Davis Highway
Creative Music Academy at 7001 Harrison Road
Will-call tickets can also be purchased online at Legal Aid Works.  Net proceeds from the event will benefit UMW Jazz Ensemble and Legal Aid Works℠  an area nonprofit that provides critically needed civil legal assistance for domestic relations and other types of cases. The money will help fund legal services for low-income area individuals and families and provide scholarships for UMW music students.

“I love playing in the UMW Jazz Ensemble.  The scholarship I receive through Jazz4Justice™ makes it possible for me to participate in this great ensemble.  Performing with this ensemble has given me the opportunity to make myself a better musician through studying challenging music and collaborating with community members and professionals within the ensemble.”

Jessica Merritt
Lead Trumpet, UMW Jazz Ensemble


UMW Jazz Festival 2018 

April 15 - Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall,  4-6 pm.

UMW Jazz Ensemble featuring special guest,  Saxophonist, Chris Vadala

Chris Vadala

Chris Vadala