Cowan Jazz Ensemble

Cowan Jazz Ensemble

Music Staff

The Cowan Jazz Ensemble is comprised of the top talented students from the Cowan Bands. Instruments include Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Double Bass, Drums, Piano, and Auxillary Percussion. Other instruments are included as needed: Flute, French Horn, Tuba, Clarinet, and Baritone. Students must know their 12 major scales and be familiar with jazz rhythms. We will learn the extra scales like the modes, Bebop, and Blues scales to aid in our jazz improvisational learning. The ensemble will learn by experience the 12-bar blues and other traditional forms of jazz music. The goal is that every student in the Cowan Jazz Ensemble are comfortable on their instrument to perform alone and in groups correctly in the Jazz Style as well as improvise. A variety of performances will be scheduled throughout the school year as requests become known.