UMaine Chamber Jazz Ensemble

Posted April 03, 2013, at 11:04 a.m.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Bangor Public Library, 145, Harlow Street, Bangor, ME

For more information: Sue Bricknell; 207 947 8336;

As used here, “Chamber Jazz” is used to indicate a group (or groups) of unspecified instrumentation which contain all of the elements necessary for complete jazz performances. In this performance, you will hear unique, one-of-a-kind improvisations, great standard literature, a large variety of jazz styles, and, among other things, individual expression and achievement. In the Chamber Jazz Ensemble, the accompanying piano is the entire rhythm section, providing accompaniment in the form of bass lines and chord realizations, and, like many professional jazz combos, the Chamber Jazz Ensemble uses no drums. It may be a surprise to learn that it has been stated on many occasions that the majority of the great innovations in jazz have occurred in similar small ensembles since the emergence of what is called modern jazz in the 1940s.

The program is free and open to everyone.