The UVA Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of trumpeter John D’earth, has become one of the greatest in the University’s history. The group’s performances feature repertoire from across the spectrum of the history of Jazz. Concerts include classic arrangements as well as a diverse arrangement of jazz pieces from both modern and classic composers and original compositions from within the band. Improvisation is also celebrated as a means of allowing students the opportunity to explore the possibilities of this exciting and challenging art form.
The Jazz Ensemble was recently featured in UVAToday on its tremendous jazz impact at UVA and around Charlottesville.