Duke Jazz Program Goes To Aspen

The Aspen Jazz Ensemble

Paul Jeffrey, Director


The Aspen Jazz Program is a unique combination of performance experience and study opportunity for the aspiring young professional or advanced instrumental student interested in furthering his/her development in the jazz idiom. Each year the Jazz Program offers a wide array of performances and workshops by a variety of distinguished guest artists, in conjuction with performances by the Aspen Jazz Ensemble. The Aspen Jazz Ensemble is a full seventeen piece band comprised of scholarship and fellowship recipients. Fellowships are available for key positions in the Jazz Ensemble. All students interested in participating in the Aspen Jazz Ensemble must submit a resume and cassette tape containing no more than three contrasting selections which demonstrate their playing abilities. The tape should be edited to facilitate review and should include at least one "blues" or "standard."

Ensemble Classes

oJazz Ensemble

The Aspen Jazz Ensemble meets four times weekly during half session II to prepare for performances of a variety of classic and contemporary jazz. A series of concerts featuring the ensemble and guest artists is scheduled for Saturday evenings during the last four weeks of the summer.


oJazz Master Class

oImprovisation in Jazz and Popular music

oIntroduction To Jazz Arranging

Jazz Artists in Previous Seasons:
Artist Instrument
Toshiko Akiyoshi Piano
Hamiet Bluiett Baritone Sax
Nick Brignola Baritone Sax
Ray Brown Bass
Gary Burton Vibraphone
Larry Coryell Guitar
Eddie Daniels Clarinet/Sax
Vincent DiMartino Guitar
Duke Ellington Piano
Carl Fontana Trombone
Curtis Fuller Trombone
Slide Hampton Trombone
Eddie Harris Tenor Sax
Freddie Hubbard Trumpet
Eddie Henderson Trumpet
Sheila Jordan Vocalist
Roger Kelloway Piano
Joe Kennedy Violin
Lee Konitz Alto Sax
Hubert Laws Flute
Russell Malone Guitar
Wynton Marsalis Trumpet
Butch Miles Drums
Bob Mintzer Tenor Sax
Thelonious Monk Jr. Drums
Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar
Jim Pugh Trombone
Claudio Roditi Trumpet
Bud Shank Alto Sax/Flute
Marlena Shaw Vocalist
George Shearing Piano
Lew Soloff Trumpet
Marvin Stamm Trumpet
Harvey Swartz Bass
Dr. Billy Taylor Piano
Lew Tabackin Tenor Sax/Flute
Buddy Tate Tenor Sax
Clark Terry Trumpet
Mel Torme Vocalist
Chris Vadala Tenor Sax
Al Vizzutti Trumpet
Ernie Watts Tenor Sax
Jiggs Whigham Trombone
Mark Whitfield Guitar
Jack Wilkins Guitar
Joe Williams Vocalist

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