Jazz Small Groups - May 2023

Jazz in the Amphitheater
May 3, 2023 - 12:00pm
UVA Amphitheater

The University of Virginia  Department of Music presents the UVA Jazz Small Groups for an afternoon of Jazz on Wednesday, May 3rd from noon to 3pm in the UVA Amphitheater. This event is free and open to the public.

Directed by renowned UVA music faculty members Pete Spaar, Calvin Brown and Mike Rosensky, the Jazz Small Groups range in size from quartets to octets and vary in skill-level from beginner-intermediate to advanced. Besides a formal concert at the end of each semester, the groups do several outreach performances in the Charlottesville community, and give a final end-of-year celebration concert, "Jazz in the Amphitheatre." Repertoire is chosen from a diverse range of jazz styles by such greats as Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Antonio Carlos Jobim, among many others, as well as original compositions by both faculty and students. 

This year we will be hearing works by Pat Martino, Charlie Parker, Christian Scott, Cannonball Adderley, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Tadd Dameron, and George Gershwin among others.


We will be hearing from 4 different jazz combos, coached by Mike Rosensky, Calvin Brown and Pete Spaar.

Tuesday Evening Combo
Tuesday Evening Combo
Will Novak—Trumpet
Jack Peacock—Tenor Sax
Michael McNulty—Guitar
Alexander Halpern—Piano
Ellis Nolan—Bass
Carl Hamilton—Drums
Johnny Willey—Trumpet
Bobby Downey—Alto Sax
Tucker Benton—Tenor Sax
Tyler Burkhardt—Guitar
Ben Berry—Piano
Joe Kerrigan—Bass
Brett Ransegnola—Drums
Friday 12:30 ComboFriday 2:00 Combo
Ami Falk—Trumpet
Krit Chanwong—Alto Sax
Kaylin Shukert—Alto Sax
Ben Larsen—Guitar
Alex White—Piano
Matt McGraw—Bass
Patrick Realyvasquez—Drums
Lily Clausen—Vocals
Erik Ozkaptan—Alto Sax
Ethan Marsh—Tenor Sax
Keerat Singh—Guitar
Zach Wood—Guitar
Jack Ireland—Piano
Evan DiCosmo—Bass
Bacheler Burt—Drums


The UVA Amphitheater is located on McCormick Road in Central Grounds (map). Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner. Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

To see all the Jazz Events at UVA please visit music.virginia.edu/jazz-series.

To find out more about Jazz events at UVA visit https://music.virginia.edu/jazz-events.

All events are subject to change. Contact the UVA Music Department at music@virginia.edu or 434.924.3052 for more information.


UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu