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BMCC Jazz Ensemble and Guitar Ensemble Auditions: Sign up Now

January 14
Fiterman Hall (Prof. Angus will provide room number)

Are you a jazz musician, guitarist, drummer, bass player, pianist, or horn player? Can you sing jazz standards? Can you improvise? Do you want to advance your musical abilities?

Join the BMCC Jazz Ensemble or the Guitar Ensemble and meet other musically talented BMCC students.

The groups haveweekly rehearsals, leading to performances as a group, solo and collaborations with other BMCC ensembles. Here are some Youtube clips:

Jazz Ensemble Guitar Ensemble
Sweet Georgia Brown:
https://youtu.be/FOTIx5lIY-0
Minor Swing:
https://youtu.be/XJY1plRDWmU
But Not For Me:
https://youtu.be/uU5TyqaW_4I
Isn't She Lovely:
https://youtu.be/rLv5HZAGGC8
My Funny Valentine:
https://youtu.be/ABcgwcCGm3k
Groove Elation:
https://youtu.be/Ur9zTW4E3OA

 

To Audition
Students should prepare two contrasting short songs to play or sing. What is contrasting? One fast, one slow, one contemporary (new) song, one from a different era, different genres (jazz, latin, funk, etc). Students should also be able to play (or sing) a major scale and minor scale.

For more information or to schedule an audition, contact Quentin Angus at (212) 220 1473 or qangus@bmcc.cuny.edu.

Music Director Quentin Angus
The BMCC Guitar Ensemble is directed by Quentin Angus, noted jazz guitarist and composer (www.quentinangus.com) The recipient of numerous awards, Professor Angus has performed and recorded with jazz luminaries Ari Hoenig, Kevin Hays, Jon Gordon, Shai Maestro, Colin Stranahan, Linda Oh, Rogerio Boccatto, Jo Lawry, Elliot Mason, and Will Vinson.

Learn about the Music and Art programs offered by BMCC.

 

 

 

 

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