Combos perform in jazz concert

Students from the jazz rhythm section, jazz ensemble, studio jazz and jazz band performed in “An Evening of Jazz” March 7 and 8 in Rugby Auditorium. Different sets of students played on the two nights, with the exception of Jazz Explorers who played both dates. “It was an exhilarating performance,” Nathan Lee ’16 said. ” It […]

Jazz groups honor late jazz legend Brubeck, Lennon in winter show

Jazz groups performing in “An Evening of Jazz” on Dec. 8 paid homage in their program to recently deceased jazz legend Dave Brubeck and John Lennon on the 32nd anniversary of his death. Before a packed Rugby auditorium, Performing Arts teacher Shawn Costantino conducted the Jazz Ensemble, Studio Jazz Band and Jazz Band in the annual winter […]

Jazz ensembles to play in Rugby tonight

Upper school jazz groups will perform in the Winter Jazz Concert tonight at 7 p.m. in Rugby Auditorium. Jazz Ensemble, Studio Jazz Band and Jazz Band will play “big band” tunes in what members are unofficially calling “A Night of Jazz and Hannukah,” Jazz Band pianist Sam Lyons ’13 said. “Big band is a lot more […]

Saxophonist speaks to jazz classes

By David Burton and Jordan Freisleben Gary Keller, a professor at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, spoke to Studio Band, Jazz Band, and Jazz Ensemble classes on Feb. 2. Keller specializes in saxophone and has had an influential role on Costantino’s life and appreciation of music. Focusing on various jazz skills, Keller […]

Guest speaker talks to instrumental music classes

By Cathi Choi Professional clarinetist Bil Jackson visited orchestras and ensembles Oct. 24. Music teacher Shawn Costantino, who organized the visit, said Jackson is one of the top three clarinet players in the country. Jackson conducted master classes for Symphony Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band. Jackson is a classical clarinetist, and gave […]