On Wednesday, March 10, the Jazz Combos carried out their second and closing live performance of the semester via a stay stream on the Ruth H. Barrus Live performance Corridor below the path of Aaron Miller, a music college member who teaches double bass and assists the jazz research program.
The live performance consisted of authentic scores written by every of the members of the ensemble, all centered round sure types of jazz. The ensemble consisted of quite a lot of devices resembling piano, bass guitar, trumpet and several other others.
“College students wished to attend as a result of the music is interesting to all,” stated Riley Allen, a freshman learning communication with a minor in music and a bassist for Jazz Combos. “Every of the members of this ensemble are music majors, which helped us to arrange for all these authentic items we carried out.”
Though jazz is within the title of the ensemble, a number of several types of jazz resembling Exhausting Bop, Swing, Cool and plenty of others have been featured.
“When individuals consider jazz, they have an inclination to think about trumpets and Louis Armstrong, simply the premise of stereotypical jazz,” Miller stated. “What units jazz and this ensemble other than different music teams is that there are a number of branches of jazz and limitless alternatives to improvise, so even once you write the music and memorize it, it actually can change or be altered at any time. It actually retains you in your toes.”
Regardless of a whole lot of preparation for this live performance, the ensemble adopted COVID-19 restrictions and requirements to be able to keep in step with well being pointers.
“Similar to most ensembles and other people, we needed to put on masks, be 6 toes in between one another, and we couldn’t have a stay viewers,” Allen stated. “These with brass devices, like trumpet and trombone, needed to have a bell cowl over these devices, which is sort of a masks for the top of these devices.”
The Jazz Combos have completed performing this semester, and as of proper now no upcoming concert events have been introduced. Nonetheless, these taken with being part of this numerous ensemble can join auditions, which is at all times the primary day of every semester.
For additional questions and extra info, contact Miller.