Jazz Workshop and Jazz Ensemble

Dana Hall, director

The DePaul Jazz Workshop serves as the laboratory ensemble of the three large jazz ensembles at DePaul. Using the legendary Jazz Workshops of Charles Mingus as a model, the DePaul Jazz Workshop is by design both dynamic and multi-purpose. Ranging in size from as few as ten to as many as seventeen members, the ensemble provides students with opportunities to further develop their understanding of medium and large ensemble performance practices, to improve improvisational knowledge and skills and to sharpen rhythmic flexibility and interpretative skills, section and ensemble phrasing techniques, and dynamic sensitivity.

Bob Lark, director

The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Bob Lark, performs several times throughout the academic year both on and off campus and has appeared at the Midwest Clinic, the International Association for Jazz Education Conference, the Duke Ellington International Conference, the National Association of Music Merchants Conference, the Jazz Party At Sea aboard the S.S. Norwegian Sun, twice aboard the Queen Elizabeth II ocean liner for their Annual Floating Jazz Festival, and a concert tour of Italy.

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Jazz Workshop
To be selected from the following:

Walt Weiskopf

Benny Golson; arr. Marty Paich
Whisper Not

John Frederick Coots; arr. Rob McConnell
For All We Know

Bill Evans; arr. Chuck Isreals
Peri’s Scope

Jose Rizo/Francisco Torres; arr. Francisco Torres
Señor Olmos

Billy Taylor; arr. Andrew Meyer
Easy Walker

Dave Holland
How’s Never


Jazz Ensemble
To be selected from the following:

Bob Mintzer
A Children’s Song

Ralph Burns; arr. Bradley Williams
Early Autumn

Bob Mintzer
Like A Child

Bob Mintzer
New Mambo

Ernie Wilkins

Jim McNeely

Jerome Kern; arr. Jim McNeely
The Song Is You

Thad Jones

Bob Lark; arr. Dominic Marino
Until You

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Monday, May 21, 2018 at 8:00pm

The Jazz Showcase 806 South Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60605

Event Type



School of Music, (All) School of Music, Jazz



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