Augsburg Jazz

AugsburgJazzWebThe Augsburg Jazz Studies Program, directed by Robert Stacke, offers a complete curriculum that includes a big band, combos, and a vocal jazz group, each of which is directed by a faculty member. These ensembles are open to all Augsburg students through auditions each fall. The Jazz Studies Program also features many guest artists and composers. Music students rehearse and perform side-by-side with some of the best jazz and gospel musicians in the Midwest, many of whom are Augsburg alumni. In recent years, the Augsburg Jazz Ensemble has performed with Delfeayo Marsalis, trombone; Swedish jazz artist Nils Lindberg, trombone & piano; and performed works by Dr. William C. Banfield, artist in residence.

The Augsburg Jazz, Gospel Praise Ensemble is a unique union of big band and vocal jazz that performs for conventions, churches and schools. They have appeared at three ELCA National Youth Conventions in Atlanta, New Orleans and St. Louis as well as The Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, and the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. In 1995, they presented a command performance for the King of Norway, and in the past four years have performed for nearly 20,000 including Sheila Raye Charles, Jane Fonda, and Hillary Clinton.

2013-2014 Performance & Events:

Friday, October 25, 2012

High School Jazz Festival

Music Hall, Augsburg College

For information, contact Robert Stacke at 612-330-1271

TBD – Chapel Performance

Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College

Friday, November 22, 2013

7 p.m., Fall Performance

Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College

TBD

Augsburg Jazz Spring Performance

Famous Dave’s in Uptown

Minneapolis, Minn.

Time: 4 p.m.

Reservations Recommended: 612-822-9900

Saturday, May 3, 2014 – Gospel Praise

Augsburg Commencement

11 a.m.