Jazz Ensemble


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UMW Jazz Ensemble

              Doug Gately, Director

UMW Jazz Ensemble

UMW Jazz Ensemble

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

Performance Schedule

Spring 2017

Feb 22 –  UMW Jazz  Celebrates Black History Month at the  Underground, Lee Hall, 6:00 pm.

March 26 – UMW Jazz Festival,  George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium, 4-6 pm.
Special Guests TBA


Tom Williams with Wade Beach Trio

UMW Jazz Festival

Jazz Festival Schedule – TBA


 Fall 2017

Nov 4 – Jazz 4 Justice, Dodd Auditorium, 7:30 pm

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 Saturday, 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.


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All events are free and open to the public unless noted.



Doug Gately Doug Gately, Director – Bio / Highlights

  • Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Mary Washington.
  • Director of the Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, Flute Ensemble, Coordinator for various chamber music groups, and the principal instructor of flute, clarinet, saxophone, and jazz piano.
  • Current Artist/Clinician with Jupiter Instruments – Flutes
  • Active performer, composer and arranger. As a multi-instrumentalist, specializing in woodwinds, toured and performed throughout the United States, Canada, South America, and Europe. Works within various jazz and classical genres including conducting Master class clinics, solo appearances, symphonic, chamber, and club date performances.
  • Leads his own jazz groups.
  • Former Artist/Clinician with Buffet Clarinets.
  • Credited with numerous studio recordings for commercials and CDs’, as well as making radio and television appearances.
  • Former member and featured soloist with the USAF Airmen of Note, in Washington DC., the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. (visit Airmen of Note for recordings)
  • Credits include performances with Jazz Artists, Arturo Sandoval, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Watrous, Louis Bellson, Stanley Turentine, Bob Mitzer, Jon Faddis, Carmen Mcrae, Joe Williams, and Sammy Nestico.
  • Credits also include performances with Mathew Morrison, Seth McFarlane, Michael Feinstein, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennet, Nancy Wilson, Bob Hope, Spinners, Temptations, Crystal Gayle, the Manhatten Transfer, Louis Belson, and the National Symphony Orchestra.
  • Studied woodwinds with Joe Viola at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and is a graduate of Mary Washington College and George Mason University.

Doug’s most current Performance Schedule and latest Recordings can be found at:


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