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Jazz Band


Jazz Band

The Cowley College Jazz Band is fast becoming one of the premier community college jazz ensembles in the state. By concentrating on fresh and inventive arrangements from the industry’s best publishers and emphasizing a focused and systematic approach to improvising, this group has developed into an outstanding vehicle for students to learn the jazz idiom. A healthy mix of swing and Latin styles forms the foundation of the literature selection, while a strong blues emphasis and the occasional foray into fusion and funk round out the ensemble’s sound. Membership in the Jazz Band is contingent upon audition and requires concurrent enrollment in the Concert Band.