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All University Jazz Ensemble Performance

All-University Jazz Orchestra

Music and Performing Arts Professions Ensembles

This 15 piece jazz ensemble plays classic big band repertoire from Duke Ellington and Count Basie to Thad Jones and today’s contemporary big band composers.

Directed by trombonist, composer, and music educator Dion Tucker whose professional experience includes touring with the rock band Matchbox 20, lead trombonist with The Duke Ellington Orchestra, and a member of The Harry Connick, Jr. Big Band. As an educator, Dion has taught over 20 years in New York City public schools through the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People program. He is currently the Director of the New Jersey Youth Symphony Jazz program.

Who Can Participate

The AUJO is open by audition to all students across the University who play alto, tenor, or baritone saxophone, trombone, bass trombone, trumpet, guitar, piano, bass, or drums.

Audition Information

Register to audition. Contact

Rehearsal Information

Weekly rehearsals are held live on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 PM, 75 Third Ave, room C207.

The ensemble is available for 1 credits for graduate students (MPAME-GE 2034) and 1 credits for undergraduate students (MPAME-UE 1080). 

Performances and Concerts

The ensemble performs at least one concert each semester.

Contact Information

Dr. Jason Thompson, Program Director, Music Education,

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