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UW Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble & UW Jazz Orchestra

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The UW AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ ENSEMBLE, under the direction of Nick Moran, performs music of the Latin-American jazz diaspora, with an emphasis on the rhythmic traditions of Cuba. Perfomers in the 2017-2018 Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble include Jacob Schalk (trumpet); Nick Dietrich (alto sax); Emily Decker (tenor sax); Morgan Ryser (piano); Isaac Surprenant (bass); John Payne (drum set); Aaron Gochberg (percussion/vocals) and Lucas Gutiérrez (percussion).
The UW JAZZ ORCHESTRA celebrates its 50th ANNIVERSARY SEASON in 2017-2018. The ensemble was established as the Mead Witter School of Music's first jazz and popular music ensemble in 1968 by trombone professor Allen Chase. Its directors have included bassist Richard Davis, saxophonist Les Thimmig, trombonist Claude Cailliet, and trumpeter Jim Doherty. The Orchestra, now under the direction of UW Madison Director of Jazz Studies Johannes Wallmann, workshops and performs music ranging from the classic big band repertoire to contemporary and cutting-edge concert jazz music by today’s leading jazz composers. Performers in the 2017-2018 UW Jazz Orchestra include Matt Cousin, Taylor Schufelt, Jacob Brost, Reed Aaron, Tyler Moore, (saxophones); Daniel Roth, David Garcia, Beatrice Lawrence, Nick Merry, Kenny Ellis (trumpets); Steve Beda, Shawn Zhou, Xavier Halverson, Titus Smith (trombones); Mitchell Dalzin (guitar), Luke Leavitt (piano), Declan McCormick (bass), and Teddy Williams (drums).
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3rd floor, Memorial Union
800 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53706
Free and unticketed

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