Jerry Laboranti, Conductor

The F&M Jazz Ensemble is a standard "big band" with 5 saxes, 4 or 5 trumpets, 4 or 5 trombones and rhythm section.The ensemble rehearses Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. The repertoire for the jazz ensemble varies greatly from semester to semester, but generally contains standards charts from the big band era and new works in a variety of styles including swing, ballads, rock, Latin, etc. Students may receive .5 credits for two semesters of participation.

The performance schedule for 2018-2019 is as follows:
Saturday, October 27, 8:00 p.m., Spectrum Concert

Friday, November 16, 8:00 p.m., Fall Jazz Concert

Friday, April 12, 8 p.m., Spring Jazz Concert

 

Auditions
Jazz auditions for the fall semester will take place on Thursday, August 28. Students can sign up for specific times by visiting Meyran Hall, Room 109 during the first week of classes. Spring semester auditions are by appointment by contacting the director, Jerry Laboranti at jerry.laboranti@fandm.edu. For the audition, performers are asked to prepare a jazz selection.

 

  • Jazz Ensemble conductor and saxophone instructor Jerry Laboranti performs at the Faculty Recital September 2017