In the Introduction to Latin Jazz ensemble, students will learn and apply instrument-appropriate roles to perform traditional popular music from Cuba and Brazil. Through participation in weekly supervised rehearsals, students will gain experience in performing styles such as son, descarga, cha-cha, and mambo from Cuba, as well as bossa nova, samba, and partido alto from Brazil. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.
Overall ensemble rating 3
Fall, Spring, Summer
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