The St. Olaf College Jazz program is home to three big bands. Each band has approximately 21 members and rehearses twice a week during the evenings. Entrance is limited to traditional big band instruments: trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, guitar, bass, drums, and percussion. Auditions are open to all at the beginning of the school year. Under the direction of Dave Hagedorn, a variety of styles are incorporated into every concert, including swing, be-bop, fusion, funk, salsa and Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and New Orleans grooves. The bands perform in on-campus concerts every semester as well as swing dances in conjunction with the swing club.
Jazz Improvisation Workshop • Saturday, February 9, 2013
An opportunity for high school soloists and rhythm sections to work on improvisational skills and collaboration with St. Olaf Jazz Faculty, Dave Hagedorn, Laura Caviani, and Phil Hey and Twin Cities musician, Kevin Clements.
If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Tim Wells (507)786-3119