Jazz Combo

Jazz Combo

Overview

Jazz Combo (MUS 231-232) is dedicated to building a repertoire of jazz standards and developing skills in jazz improvisation.  The combo performs each semester for events both on and off campus.  Jazz Combo 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 Combo 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 15, 2014

The Carroll College Jazz Combo 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 Combo Auditions

New and returning students may audition for the Carroll College Jazz Combo 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 returning to Jazz Combo should contact Dr. Petersen for a registration card.

Photos from Spring 2012 Concerts

 
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Fall 2014 Auditions

To schedule an audition for Jazz Combo now through April 1 please 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 Combo 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.