This group of professional and semi-professional musicians get together the third Sunday of each month to read challenging big band arrangements and enjoy each other’s company. We are in our fourth year of the workshop and continue to draw new players every month. We have, to date, had over 100 players read with the band. Many are former students. Others are working musicians and fine educators.
One of the services we like to provide to middle school and high school jazz programs are “salt and pepper” joint rehearsals where we help the students prepare for their jazz performances by mentoring them on their literature.