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At our next concert (March 8, 2015):
The Union College Jazz Ensemble is made up of Union College students as well as members of the Capital District music community and performs in a variety of situations throughout New York and New England. The Jazz Ensemble’s repertoire is drawn from the entire literature of jazz—from ragtime and early New Orleans style to bebop, funk, and fusion—and often features original compositions and arrangements. The ensemble regularly brings in guests who perform with the students and also give workshops in jazz styles and improvisation.
Composer, pianist, and trumpeter Tim Olsen joined the Union faculty in 1994 and is currently Associate Professor of Music. Olsen is also Director of Music at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Clifton Park. Olsen leads his own group and recently released Creature of Habit, an album of original compositions performed by the Tim Olsen Band, on the Planet Arts label.