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The Chatham Community Band Jazz Ensemble (CCB – Jazz), a venture of the Chatham Community Band, performs big band swing music ranging from 1930’s and 40’s hits of bands like Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and Duke Ellington to more contemporary charts from bands like Buddy Rich and Doc Severinsen. The band has been playing throughout Northern New Jersey since it’s founding in 2007 and can provide a full 17 piece big band, or a smaller 10 piece “Little Big Band” for smaller venues.
The CCB-Jazz players are not professional musicians. Members work as accountants, teachers, journalists, and many other professions. Some are accomplished musicians who have played all their lives, others have rediscovered their instruments after years of neglect. The only requirements for membership are a reasonable proficiency on your instrument, ability to read music, and a desire to perform jazz and swing music.
The CCB-Jazz Ensemble provides it’s members with the opportunity to:
Play jazz and swing music in a big band setting.
Maintain or develop skills in jazz ensemble performance.
Maintain or develop jazz improvisation ability, if desired.
Perform as an ensemble for community events and concerts.
Come join us.
For further information, membership, or performance bookings, contact CCB-Jazz Director Ed Beales at (201)414-6551, Bealese@gmail.com or fill out the inquiry form here.