Jazz Combo

Jazz Band


Jazz Band (MUS 231-232) is dedicated to building a repertoire of jazz standards and developing skills in jazz improvisation.  The band performs each semester for events both on and off campus.  Jazz Band is offered for one credit and is open by audition to students who have experience playing an instrument, including flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, piano, and drums.  Previous jazz experience is helpful but not a prerequisite.  With the exception of piano and drums, musicians in the Jazz Band provide their own instruments.   Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:45-5:00 p.m.  Scholarships are available by audition only.  Auditions will include a prepared piece of the student's choice, sight-reading, and improvisation.  For more information or to schedule an audition, contact Dr. Lynn L. Petersen.

"Grooves" April 14, 2014

The Carroll College Jazz Band will present its Spring concert, "Grooves," in the Carroll Theatre on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.  Eighteen Carroll students and guests led by Dr. Lynn Petersen will perform Sammy Nestico's Switch In Time, the Glenn Miller Orchestra classics In the Mood and Moonlight Serenade, Adele's title song from Skyfall, and popular standards Come Fly With Me, You Stepped Out of a Dream and They Can't Take That Away From Me.  The group will also play funk tune Attitude Dance, Sonny Rollins' bebop classic, Oleo, and Milt Jackson's blues tune Bags' Groove.  Pieces featuring smaller combos include a Dixieland rendition of Just a Closer Walk With Thee and Gordon Goodwin's Fax About Sacts for saxophone quintet and rhythm section.  Free admission.  Call (406) 447-4303 for more information.

Fall 2014 Jazz Band Auditions

New and returning students may audition for the Carroll College Jazz Band for Fall Semester 2014.  Contact Dr. Lynn Petersen at (406) 447-4303 or lpeterse@carroll.edu for more information or to set up an audition time.  Past members interested in taking Jazz Band again should contact Dr. Petersen for a registration card.

Photos from Spring 2012 Concerts


Fall 2014 Auditions

To schedule an audition for Jazz Band contact Dr. Petersen at (406) 447-4303 or lpeterse@carroll.edu.

Cube Concert April 1, 2014

As a preview of their Spring Concert, the Jazz Band performs a variety of big band and combo selections in the Carroll Campus Center (Cube) on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.  Free admission.