Jazz Ensemble

A BIMA student plays the saxophone

The BIMA jazz ensemble is an advanced, exciting, challenging and fun place to explore the unlimited sea of musical expression. This program is for students with a solid foundation on their instruments and will focus on advanced harmonic concepts, modal improvisation, diminished harmony, extended forms, and above all, deep listening skills and rhythmic awareness. Participants expand their skills and musical expression through a diverse repertoire of classic jazz masterpieces, world music, and original composition.

Applicants should have a working knowledge of major, minor, chromatic and pentatonic scales, tonic/dominant harmony, and basic syncopation.

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