The Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program at Columbia University released its debut recording, Young Lions, Volume 1 in 2015. Columbia has had student led jazz bands since the mid 1930s, but has never released a recording in 80 years. This is the first! This compilation of original compositions and arrangements demonstrates the amazing talent and wide range of music being improvised on the Morningside campus in 2015, showcasing a number of our “young lions” of jazz. All performers and arrangers on this recording participate in the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program (LAJPP). Thanks to the generous support of parents of our current students, we will continue to release recordings annually for years to come.
The Columbia Jazz Composers Collective Recording Series
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