Jazz Lab Ensemble


Jazz Lab EnsembleAll melodic instruments are welcome to participate in the Community Music School's Jazz Lab Ensemble performing a variety of jazz styles from the 1930's to the present. The ensemble will develop students' skills in improvisation, ensemble interaction, and personal musicianship. A second jazz ensemble may be added if auditions and enrollment warrant. Prior experience in jazz is helpful but not mandatory. Audition Applications are accepted twice per academic year. 

2014-15 Concerts

1 p.m., Sunday, December 14, 2014
4 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2015

At the Community Music School Center,
535 Garden Ave.,
Webster Groves, MO 63119

FREE and open to the public 

Instruments: Brass, Woodwind, and String instruments plus a rhythm section of Guitar, Vibraphone, Piano, Drum Set, Latin Percussion, and Bass (electric or acoustic)
Ages: Students in grades 8-12
Weekly rehearsals: Tuesdays from 4:15-6:15 p.m.

Robert Waggoner, conductor

Robert WaggonerB.M.E., St. Louis Institute of Music; attended University of North Texas; graduate work, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville; studied bass with Henry Lowe; faculty member from 1964-1978 in the Parkway School District; faculty member, Meramec Community College from 1975-2005, current faculty member, Webster University, Jim Widner Summer Jazz Camps, and Saint Louis University High Jazz Camp; jazz clinician, adjudicator, and conductor throughout the Midwest; awards include St. Louis Suburban Music Certificate of Merit, Hall of Fame, MBA Outstanding Jazz Educator, and MOIAJE Jess Cole Jazz Educator Award; director, Genesis Jazz Project; president/owner of St. Ann Music Publications.

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