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.
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
Daytime activities: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Pfleeger Concert Hall, Friday Tickets are $15
The Rowan Jazz Festival is non-competitive while fostering an instructional friendly environment.
To register for a time slot, click on the link below:
If needed, contact Denis for a Business Registration Certificate.