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The Conservatory Jazz Ensemble is dedicated to performing the true American art form, Jazz.  This ensemble studies and performs a variety of musical styles that encompass the 110 year history of Jazz Music.  Students in this ensemble focus heavily on the study of Jazz Improvisation.  The Jazz Ensemble performs at one 20 performances per year and has performed along side Wycliffe Gordon, Marcus Printup, Scotty Barnhart, and many other great jazz musicians and educators.  In 2010 this ensemble received the Mark of Excellence – National Jazz Honors Award. Consistently recognized nationally, The Jazz Ensemble has been selected to perform twice at the prestigious North Texas State Jazz Festival, in Dallas, Texas, three times at the Savannah Music Festival’s “Swing Central Jazz Competition” in Savannah, Georgia and will be performing at the Berklee College of Music High School Jazz Festival in Boston, MA in 2015.  This particular ensemble has received straight superior ratings at every FBA Jazz District Festival since 1994.

 

Accomplishments:
  • 2015 Top 3 out of 12 High Schools selected nationally at the Savannah Music Festival’s “Swing Central Jazz Competition”
  • 2015 Berklee College of Music Jazz Festival
  • 2014 Guest Artist Concert with Wycliffe Gordon and Scotty Barnhart
  • 2013 Top 3 out of 12 High Schools selected nationally at the Savannah Music Festival’s “Swing Central Jazz Competition”
  • 2012 Guest Artist Concert with Marcus Printup
  • 2010 Mark of Excellence – National Award Winner – National Jazz Honors Project – Foundation for Music Education
  • 2009 & 2010 Selected to perform at Swing Central Jazz Competition in Savannah, Georgia
  • 2002, 2005, 2009, Lakeside Jazz Festival Grand Champion
  • 2007 & 2008 North Texas Jazz Festival
  • 2007-2014 Opening Performance at the Suncoast Jazz Classic
  • FBA District Jazz Festival – Straight Superior Ratings for 20 consecutive years
  • FBA State Jazz Festival – Straight Superior Ratings every year attended