Jazz Ensemble Concert

The Gettysburg Jazz Ensemble will study and perform selections from the critically acclaimed “The Atomic Mr. Basie” by the Count Basie Orchestra. The album is one of Basie’s most famous and beloved recordings. Since its 1958 release, “The Atomic Mr. Basie” has been widely recognized as the standard bearer for big band playing. Count Basie’s big band techniques and concepts are studied and implemented by educators and professional musicians alike.

The Jazz Ensemble, led by Paul Carr, is a popular ensemble for students across campus. 16-19 students are selected by audition to study myriad styles of jazz encompassing swing, Latin, fusion, bop, and the American Songbook.

The band toured Europe in 1993, 1997, 2002, 2008, and 2015 with performances in Istanbul, Perugia, and in towns on the French Riveria. On previous tours, the ensemble performed in Montreux, Vienné, Amsterdam, Paris, Bruges, Heidelberd, Athens, and Venice. The GCJE has opened for Ray Brown and Phil Woods and performed with world-renowned soloists Carmen Bradford, Delfeayo Marsalis, Paquito D’Rivera, Boston Brass, Denis DiBlasio, Lew Soloff, Graham Breedlove, and Chris Brubeck. The ensemble was honored to perform at the 2011 MENC Eastern Division Conference in Baltimore. This is the first music ensemble in the history of Gettysburg College to be afforded this opportunity.

Ticket Prices: $5.00/Free for children 18 and under & those with a Gettysburg College ID

Majestic Box Office: 717-337-8200 or online at

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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