|The NGHS JAZZ ENSEMBLE is a 20 to 25 member auditioned instrumental performing group under the direction of Mr. Marion English that performs music in the Jazz or "Big Band" style of concert oriented jazz literature. It meets after school in the North Gwinnett band room most Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Spring with the purpose of exposing students to the importance of jazz as an American art form coupled with an added emphasis on improvisation. The NGJE is made up of North Gwinnett's most advanced performers, many of whom have participated in the Georgia All-State Band, in addition to many other extra-curricular performing groups. Playing a varied repertoire of traditional swing, latin, jazz rock, and funk, the North Gwinnett Jazz Ensemble maintains an active concert schedule throughout the spring having performed in various festivals and concerts in and around Suwanee and the state of Georgia.
Members of the Jazz program at NGHS should use this page to view and download information concerning the Jazz Lab and Jazz Ensembles. The full Jazz Calendar at right can be seen here. Please direct your browser to www.northgwinnettband.com for more comprehensive information on the NGHS Band program.
Congratulations to these two fine student musicians and NGHS Jazz Ensemble members,
Evan Roussey and Max Toomey,
on a great GMEA All-State Jazz performance during the State Inservice Conference!
Arguably the best All-State Jazz Ensemble in recent memory.
~ CONGRATULATIONS ~
2016-2017 NGHS Jazz Ensemble
Aditi Arunmozhi – Alto
Eric Eldridge – Alto
David Yu – Tenor
Max Flanter – Tenor
Min Lee - Bari
Luis D. Rivera
Michael Van Wagenen -
Joseph Napolitano –
Katie Park – Bass
Max Toomey – Drums
Jazz DeFreitas – Aux
James Eaton - Guitar
Minoo Dixon - Clarinet/Aux Perc
Second semester rehearsals will take place
To receive reminders/alerts on your phone,
most Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-4:00 pm.
See calendar at right for exact schedule of events
text @nghsj to (682) 200-1214
or go to www.remind101.com/join and enter @nghsj
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Check out these great recordings from our past appearances at
the GMEA District 13 Jazz Performance Evaluation:
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*Download the audition requirements for the GMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble [attachment 07]
*Practice with the Bb and F Blues play-along recordings by Jamey Aebersold [attachments 08-09]
*Download and print the Bb Blues Worksheet for your instrument - Open .zip file [attachment 10]
*Download and print a list of recommended jazz performing artists for you to listen to [attachment 11]
*Download, fill out, sign, and print the GCPS Media Release Form [attachment 13]
Go here to see full calendar