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Jazz Ensembles

There are two Jazz Ensembles at Tarleton, both directed by Greg Ball  Jazz Ensemble I is the premier jazz group on campus and plays music from Ellington and Basie to Schneider and Mintzer.  The goal is to perform a wide variety of styles at the professional level.  Under Mr. Ball’s direction the band has traveled to England, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and Kansas.  Performances include the Bull’s Head Pub (London), Busker Brown’s (Galway), the Reduta Jazz Club (Prague), the Vienna Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Wichita Jazz Festival.  The band has also recorded two CD’s, Big Bad Band and Whisper Not.

Jazz Ensemble II was created to give those students developing their jazz skills an opportunity to perform.  The ensemble also gives beginning jazz students the opportunity to learn jazz.  The music ranges from educational to professional level charts.  Many students join the band on a secondary instrument and it is more geared towards music education majors who would like to receive experience rehearsing the band. 

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2016-2017 Concert Season

Thursday, October 6  7:30pm  Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium

   Great American Song Book 

    Student vocalists singing with the bands!

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Sunday, October 16  2:00pm  Langdon Center Lawn, Granbury

    Jazz on the Green 

     Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of great jazz.

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Tuesday, October 25  8:00pm Live Oak Music Hall

    Tuesday Night Jazz Series

    Tarleton Jazz Ensemble with vocalists return to our Fort Worth home!

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Thursday, December 1  7:30pm  Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium

    Director's Choice

    Jazz Ensembles I & II play some of GBall's favorites

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Monday, December 5  7:30  Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center

    Holiday Concert

   Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Choirs and more combine for a night of music for the season

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Thursday, February 20  7:30pm  Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Theater

    Director's Choice, Again

    Jazz Ensembles I & II perform the music of contemporary jazz giants

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Saturday, March 19  7:30pm  Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium

    Tarleton Jazz Festival Concert

     Featuring Dave Pietro

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Tuesday, March 28  7:30pm  Live Oak Music Hall

    Tuesday Night Jazz Series

    Tarleton Jazz Ensemble and vocalists return to our Fort Worth home

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Saturday, April 29  7:30  Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center

     Tarleton Jazz Alumni Concert and Celebration

     Jazz Ensemble alumni from Greg Ball's bands over the last 26 years

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Tuesday, May 1  7:30pm  Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium

     GBall's Farewell Concert

     One last time!

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Contact

For more info contact Greg Ball

254-968-9828

ball@tarleton.edu

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For ticket info contact Dayle Cox

254-968-9291

dcox@tarleton.edu