The New England Jazz Ensemble
The New England Jazz Ensemble is a large jazz orchestra comprising regionally based artists. The group features original and contemporary jazz arrangements and compositions. Much of the band’s material is generated by the ensemble’s members. It is a performance group as well as a composer’s forum.
The Goals of the New England Jazz Ensemble
-To perpetuate the uniquely American large jazz ensemble as an art medium
-To encourage the writing of new work for large jazz ensemble
-To reach culturally diverse audiences and to educate the public about jazz
-To share the band’s wealth of expertise with the public in the form of concerts, educational forums and programs, guest performances and recordings
-To support the opportunities for professional jazz artists to be employed in their specific areas of expertise in order to maintain the integrity of the jazz community in our region.