Jazz Club was founded in the 2017-2018 school year by Tessa Witkofsky as part of a Legacy Genius Project.
Since its first year, the group has continued to be run by its students, with other student leaders including: Gabe Tassinari, Dharma Dorazio, EJ Hardy, and this year, Ethan Fairclough.
The ensemble rehearses twice a week before school. Due to the group's instrumentation, they mostly play as a combo, learning charts out of the Real Book and improvisation techniques. As instrumentation grows, we hope to form a full size Big Band.
If you are interested in joining, please speak to Ms. Quiñones. We are looking for students who play the following instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Upright Bass, Piano, Guitar, Drumset, Auxiliary and Mallet Percussion. We also accept less "traditional to Jazz" instruments, but there are some limitations with sheet music, but where there's a will, there's a way! Anyone can participate . A basic working knowledge of music theory and notation is definitely helpful for this group. Check us out at CLUB RUSH!