Jazz Orchestra (MUPF 225/325)
2020–2021 Director: Jeremy Brown »
In recent years the University of Calgary Jazz Orchestra (UCJO) has performed with well-known international jazz artists as part of the UCalgary Monday Night Jazz Series. These artists include: Maria Schneider, Michael Blake, Jeff Jarvis, Charles Pillow, Jodi Proznik, Bob Sheppherd, Brad Turner and PJ Perry. In 2013, the UCJO and the Chamber Jazz Ensemble performed at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, where both groups were awarded Outstanding Ensemble Awards and several Outstanding Soloist awards. In 2014, the UCJO and Chamber Jazz Ensemble performed at the Elmhurst Jazz Festival (Chicago Illinois USA) and won ten Outstanding Soloist awards.
We also perform a fall and winter concert each year, in addition to holding numerous local performances. We are dedicated to the performance of swing oriented jazz music and have in recent years focused on the music of Duke Ellington, Maria Schneider, Benny Carter, Count Basie and Radiohead.
Jazz Orchestra Curriculum