Neighborhood Concert Series: Jazz Ensemble
Butler Jazz Ensemble and Combos are premiere student jazz groups in Indianapolis, one of America's great jazz cities. The Jazz Ensemble explores a wide range of music-from Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington (Nutcracker Suite) to contemporary composers like Maria Schneider and Gorden Goodwin. Student compositions are always featured. The combo explores the art of small group playing, specifically improvisation. Works for some of the best writers such as Slide Hampton, Cedar Walton, Benny Golson and Mulgrew Miller are explored. Jordan Jazz is Butler's vocal jazz ensemble under the direction of professional jazz vocalist, Erin Twenty Benedict.