jazz at princeton
Rudresh Mahanthappa, director
Under the directorship of saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, Jazz at Princeton University serves to promote this uniquely American music as a contemporary and relevant art form. The program hosts the Certificate in Jazz Studies, a number of performing jazz ensembles, and a celebrated roster of guest artists. Students involved in jazz performance have numerous opportunities to concertize, participate in master classes, study privately, and to pursue independent projects. They also have the opportunity to participate in academic courses from the music department curriculum that encourage the study of the historical, social, theoretical, stylistic, and creative issues that pertain to the jazz idiom.
Jazz vocalists perform in the Creative Large Ensemble (directed by Darcy James Argue), the Jazz Vocal Collective (directed by Trineice Robinson-Martin) , and the Vocal Improvisation Ensemble (directed by Jay Clayton).
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