Pianist Joey Calderazzo with UNCG student Melvin Holland, October 20th, 2014

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Miles Davis Program in Jazz Studies

The UNCG Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program offers a personal and dynamic education for incoming students. Several small jazz groups, two large jazz ensembles, and many supportive courses in improvisation, arranging/composition, history, theory, ear training, pedagogy, and piano skills lead to the Bachelor of Music in Performance (Jazz Studies). While it is beneficially housed in one of the largest music schools in the Southeastern United States, the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program is small, committed, and specialized. World-class jazz faculty are available not only for leading classes but for mentorship and performance with our students. Our focus is certainly not the path of least resistance: we study by rote, with an emphasis on the blues, swing, improvisation, published composition and arranging, and recording experience. We offer many opportunities for students to perform with clinicians, who recently have included Peter Bernstein, Lee Konitz, John Ellis, Marcus Printup, Joel Frahm, Seamus Blake, and Ellis Marsalis.

United States Navy Band - Commodores Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Recital Hall
UNCG School of Music
100 McIver St
Greensboro, NC 27402
All seating is General Admission

2017 UNCG Honors High School Jazz Band

Vist our UNCG Honors High School Jazz Band pages for more information and application.

Where Are They Now?

Jazz professor Steve Haines recently discovered a photo of his first jazz ensemble, from 1999 - click here to read about where they have gone post-UNCG.

2017 - 2018 Jazz Events

All concerts $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $6 for students

Buy tickets here!

Date Details
Saturday, September 23 “Steve Haines and friends” faculty recital, 7:30 pm, UNCG Organ Hall
Friday, October 6 7:30 pm concert, UNCG Jazz Ensembles I & II, UNCG Recital Hall
Thursday November 9 7:30 pm UNCG Jazz Ensemble II concert, UNCG Recital Hall
Sunday November 19 1:30 pm UNCG Jazz Ensemble I and the Honors High School Jazz Band, guest Bria Skonberg, UNCG Recital Hall
Thursday, February 1 7:30 pm concert, jazz pianist Pavel Wlosok, guest recital, UNCG Organ Hall
Wednesday, February 28 “Eurojazz” Faculty and students from the conservatoire and university I Rennes, France perform, UNCG Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
Friday, March 2 “Britagne meets the Blue Ridge” 7:30 pm concert, UNCG Jazz Ensembles I & II, Recital Hall with students from the conservatoire and university in Rennes, France. UNCG Recital Hall
Friday, March 16 UNCG Jazz Combos concert, 7:30 pm, UNCG Organ Hall
Friday April 6 7:30 pm concert, UNCG Jazz Ensemble II, UNCG Recital Hall
Friday April 20 7:30 pm concert, Miles Davis Festival, the music of Steve Haines and the UNCG Jazz Ensemble I with special guest Becca Stevens, UNCG Auditorium

Jazz Handbook

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Honors Jazz 2017

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