Introduction to BMJE

Blue Mountains Jazz Ensemble, established in 2008, is a not-for-profit volunteer musical group. It operates as an entity of Blue Mountains Concert Band Incorporated. 

 

 

Aims

• Support local community events such as festivals & markets

• Encourage people of all ages in the Blue Mountains region to take a personal interest in playing a musical instrument

• Provide an opportunity for ensemble members to develop personal musical skills

• Increase the public profile of Mountains Youth Band and Blue Mountains Concert Band

• Provide more challenging musical scores for advanced concert band members to play

 

Leadership

Blue Mountains Jazz Ensemble is administered by Wayne Harris.

 

The current Musical Director of BMJE is Greg Gibson.  Learn more about him at http://www.saxproof.com/greggibson/

Instrumentation

Blue Mountains Jazz Ensemble is a normal sized big band with

  • 5 saxes (2 positions are open - alto and tenor)
  • 4 trumpets
  • 2 trombones (2 positions are open)
  • piano
  • guitar (position open)
  • bass
  • drums

You must be a member of BMCB or MYB to join BMJE.  As it's a bit harder to play jazz, BMJE is an auditioning band.  Please contact us if are interested in playing!

Rehearsals

We currently rehearse in Warrimoo from 4pm-6pm each Sunday afternoon during the school term.

 Fees

The membership fee is $25 per school term for each jazz ensemble member. The membership fee is needed to offset the cost of rehearsal venue rental, sheet music and other administration expenses. 

Please contact us if you have any more questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Sun Apr 22 @10:30AM -
Buckland Village ANZAC Service (BMCB)
Wed Apr 25 @ 6:00AM - 06:30AM
ANZAC Day Dawn service, Glenbrook
Wed Apr 25 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
ANZAC Day morning service, Glenbrook
Sat Jun 16 @ 7:30PM - 10:30PM
ANNUAL CONCERT! (MYB & BMCB), Springwood
Sun Nov 11 @12:00AM
Remembrance Day Service, Penrith
Sun Nov 18 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Buckland Annual Concert, Buckland Village, Springwood
Fri Dec 14 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Carols in the Park, Glenbrook (MYB&BMCB)