The UNCP Jazz Ensemble is an 18-piece ensemble that rehearses three times each week throughout the year. Students also take part in regular sectionals. The ensemble performs a wide range of literature from the music of the Swing Era to contemporary works for big band.
UNCP has four jazz combos. These ensembles meet twice per week and perform literature in a wide variety of styles, including early jazz, swing, bebop, hard bop, cool, fusion, funk, contemporary jazz, and rhythm ‘n blues. All of our jazz combos take part in a recording session at the end of each semester.
The UNCP Jazz Choir is a ten-piece vocal ensemble that rehearses twice each week throughout the year. The ensemble performs a wide range of literature from the jazz, blues, musical theatre, and popular song.
Faculty Jazz Trio
The UNCP Faculty Jazz Trio, also known as the Carolina Jazz Trio, was formed in 2007. Its mission is to make live jazz more available to the public in a region with such a rich jazz heritage, and to promote this originally American improvised art form. Ask about their educational recitals and clinics for your school event or concert series.