Canceled: MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble

Season Finale

May 09, 2020 | 08:00 pm

In light of President Reif’s March 10th announcement regarding COVID-19this event has been CANCELED.

John Harbison, Acting Music Director.
Laura Grill Jaye, Guest Conductor.
MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Special Guests.

Founded in 1963 by Boston jazz icon Herb Pomeroy, this advanced 18 to 20-member big band/jazz ensemble performs traditional and contemporary jazz ensemble literature, including student compositions and new works written for the MIT FJE by major jazz composers.

Improvisation is a prominent part of the MIT FJE experience. The ensemble’s instrumentation is 4-5 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones, piano, guitar, vibraphone, bass, and drums/percussion.