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UMBC Department of Music
The UMBC Small Jazz Groups
Matt Belzer and Tom Lagana, Directors
Jazz groups focus on the various aspects of playing in a small group which include group interaction, improvisation and developing an original group voice.

Strong emphasis is on performance. Students must pass an audition in order to participate.

Selected Recent Repertoire:

  • Joshua by Victor Feldman
  • Visa by Charlie Parker
  • Very Early by Bill Evans
  • Gaviota by Clare Fischer
  • El Gaucho by Wayne Shorter
  • Las Vegas Tango by Gil Evans


Director Matt Belzer

Director Tom Lagana

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