MIT CMS Jazz Combos

November 28, 2023 | 06:30 pm

Free and Open to the Public
November 28, 2023 | 06:30 pm

MIT CMS Jazz Combos, directed by Keala Kaumeheiwa, present new and adapted works for jazz combos. Program TBA

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The Microcanonical Jazz Ensemble
Antti Asikainen ‘25, guitar
Sabrina Drammis (G), tap dancer
Erik Helstrom (G), clarinet
Talia Khan (G), voice 
Jess Shand (G), flute 
Sam Sledzieski (G), drums
Jamison Sloan (G), piano 
Eric Stewart (G), bass 
Cole Wickert ‘27, alto sax

Charlie on the Blue Bike
Nicholas Belsten (G), alto sax
Kartik Chandra (G), piano
Sabrina Drammis (G), drums
Sydney Kim ‘24, guitar 
Diego Swaddipong ‘25, keyboard
Anji Zhang (G), alto sax

Rhythm Decay
Rahul Brito (G), drums
Sam Engebretson ‘25, alto sax
Bryan Medina (G), alto sax
Steven Meisler (G), vibes
Dennis Miaw (G), guitar
Brendon Murphy ‘26, tenor sax
Jeremy Raphael (Staff), bass
Nick Watters (G), piano

Berkeley Boys
Theo Gerst ‘27, piano
William Wang (G), piano



The Jazz Combos are formed under the auspices of the MIT Chamber Music Society. They include approximately 20 students ranging from intermediate to advanced levels.

Jazz Combos study and perform traditional and contemporary small group jazz literature and improvisation, with opportunities for students to compose/arrange for the ensembles. Combos rehearse once weekly with renowned Boston jazz bassist, Keala Kaumeheiwa, and are also expected to meet independently. The combos perform one concert per semester. CMS Jazz Combos are coordinated and overseen by Dr. Fred Harris.