For an extensive listing of our Jazz faculty members, please visit the UofT Jazz site.
The 14 small Jazz groups, Vocal Jazz ensemble, and 2 Jazz orchestras are a major portion of the curriculum. The small jazz ensemble course provides a focal point for the application of skills and knowledge acquired in other classes. Students work on improvisation and repertoire development as well as ensemble and performance skills. Rehearsals and performances also provide an opportunity for students to hear and develop their own arrangements and compositions.
Live performance is a priority. Each ensemble performs a minimum of 3 times per year. Students are placed in a variety of groups and perform in various venues including The Rex Jazz Bar, U of T’s intimate Walter Hall, and the Hart House Jazz series, “Jazz at Oscars”. Each year concludes with an “in house” recording session documenting the progress of each ensemble.
For information about attending this season's events, please check the listings for Jazz Concerts in the Alumni
The Faculty of Music has been a fertile ground producing a number of young Canadian professionals including William Carn, Lina Allemano, Quinsin Nachoff, Mark Mclean, Gordon and Michael Webster, Anthony Michelli, David Braid, Andrew Downing, Heather Bambrick, Tara Davidson, Mike McClennan, Davide Direnzo, with more graduates adding to the list annually.
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