Jazz Ensembles

JAZZ ENSEMBLES

Directed by Professor Chris Washburne, the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program (LAJPP) celebrates its 12th anniversary this year and proudly continues to grow. This year, the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation continues to support 120 students and 17 ensembles. LAJPP offers both undergraduate and graduate students jazz performance opportunities and private lessons. There are a variety of jazz ensembles, both large and small, instrumental and vocal, that cover a wide range of musical styles.  All ensembles perform at an intermediate level or higher and require some past jazz experience. The jazz ensembles include:

Jazz Combos

Big Band

Piano Trio Workshop

Jazz Vocal Ensemble

Afro-Colombian Jazz

Afro-Cuban Jazz

Brazilian Jazz

Free Jazz 


Auditions

All Columbia and Barnard Students students (both undergraduate and graduate) interested in participating in jazz ensembles and performance opportunities must audition. Auditions are required for admittance and will be held during the first week of the fall semester only. All instrumentalists and vocalists are invited to audition. Some previous jazz performance experience is required.

Registration for lessons and ensembles will be available only to students who have been admitted to MPP through a live audition, during the first week of classes.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS 

 Auditions for the 2016-2017 year have passed. Stay connected through our EVENTS and OPPORTUNITIES. 


On-Campus Performance Opportunities

In order to provide more performance opportunities for Columbia's jazz students and to bring more live jazz to the campus, ensemble members perform at various social events around the campus throughout the school year.


Jazz House

Students from LAJPP founded the Jazz House in Fall 2014 in River Hall. This is the first jazz residence at Columbia.

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Contact

If you have any further questions about the Music Performance Program, please review our 

FAQ 

For general information contact Beth Pratt, MPP Coordinator, at bp2413 [at] columbia.edu.