Jazz Ensembles & Jazz Festivals

Lab Band; Denis DiBlasio, Director

The Rowan University Lab Band is an exciting one-of-a-kind ensemble consisting of a different instrumentation each year. The Lab Band has used saxophones, violins, bassoon, trumpets, tubas, multiple guitars, trombones, bass, drums, harp, contrabassoon, three person vocal choir, french horn, flutes, keyboard, multiple lutes and more. All of the Lab Band's music is written specifically for the group by faculty and students. All members learn to improvise, perform as ensemble and learn how to create a piece for the group. The Lab Band performs regularly on and off-campus.

Lab Band - "The Writer"

Lab Band - "What is Dundalk Broo"

Jazz Band; George Rabbai, Director

The Rowan University Jazz Band is an ensemble cast in the traditional big band model trailblazed by greats like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, and Stan Kenton. The Jazz Band performs much of the traditional big band repertoire as well as contemporary works. Jazz Band rehearsals emphasize preparation for performances, ensemble playing, and sight-reading.

Small Jazz Ensembles

Denis DiBlasio, Douglas Mapp, Tom Giacabetti, Jim Miller, George Rabbai, Directors

The Rowan University 43rd Annual Jazz Festival
Jazz Goes Around the World
February 13, 14 and 15, 2013

Daytime activities: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
9am to 4:30pm high school and middle school jazz bands.
Clinic each day from 11:45am to 12:45pm. Wilson Building.
Concert Friday night (15th) with Rowan Jazz Band, Rowan Lab Band
Special guest to be announced very soon!

Pfleeger Concert Hall, Friday Tickets are $15
Box Office (Information) 856-256-4545

The Rowan Jazz Festival is non-competitive while fostering an instructional friendly environment.
More Jazz Education than legally allowed by law!
Times are first come first serve.
Registration procedure is required for EACH individual band if bringing more than one band.

To register for a time slot, click on the link below:
Rowan Jazz Festival Registration

If needed, contact Denis for a Business Registration Certificate.

Denis DiBlasio
Director of Jazz Studies and Composition at Rowan University
Executive Director of the Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz Studies
Department of Music, Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701
Phone 856-256-4500 #3538