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Buzz Jones

John William “Buzz” Jones is Professor of Music at Gettysburg College. He served as Director of Bands (1989-2002), Music Department Chair (1999-2005), and was appointed Director of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music in 2006. Buzz also coordinates the theory program and teaches jazz history, counterpoint, and composition. He has directed the college jazz ensemble for eighteen years and led the group on three summer tours of Europe with appearances at the Montreux, North Sea, and Vienne Jazz Festivals. He founded The Buzz Jones Big Band in 1979. The band has released three compact discs- Live! At The Montreux Jazz Festival, Big Band Euro Tour, and Millennium Swing. The Majestic Jazz Orchestra recently recorded Axiom Asunder, his historically-based suite for jazz ensemble, dance company, and narrator.

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Maureen Choi Maureen Choi
violin
Hilary Kole Hilary Kole
vocalist
Carol Albert Carol Albert
piano
Rob Reddy Rob Reddy
saxophone
Nicolas Bearde Nicolas Bearde
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Behn Gillece Behn Gillece
vibraphone
Chris Greco Chris Greco
reeds
Norman David Norman David
saxophone
Stu Harrison Stu Harrison
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Harrison Goldberg Harrison Goldberg
saxophone
Danny Freyer Danny Freyer
vocalist
Suzanne Grzanna Suzanne Grzanna
sax, alto
Quinsin Nachoff Quinsin Nachoff
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Anton Schwartz Anton Schwartz
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Greg Poppleton Greg Poppleton
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