Jazz Guitar Ensemble

Larry Gray, director
MUSC 496
F 4:00-5:50 PM
11 Smith Memorial Hall

The University of Illinois Jazz Guitar Ensemble gives five select guitar students the opportunity to grow together as a group in terms of reading, musicianship and improvisation, both soloing and comping, playing with a bass/drums rhythm section. A wide range of compositions and arrangements for this setting are studied, in various styles and grooves, with an equal emphasis placed on reading and soloing. Student compositions and arrangements are also strongly encouraged. In fact a sizeable portion of the library consists of arrangements by past students. The Jazz Guitar Ensemble has at least three public performances each semester, including the final concert at Krannert Center.

For more information, contact Prof. Larry Gray.