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Ensemble History: Contemporary Jazz Ensemble

The Contemporary Jazz Ensemble was created in 1998. Originally directed by Kenny Burrell, it was directed by James Newton from 2009 to 2011. Hitomi Oba directs the ensemble during the 2017-18 academic year.

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Contemporary Jazz Ensemble (2007)
Photo: Todd Cheney
James Newton conducts the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble (2010)
Photo: Donna Armstrong
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