Jazz Combo &
Jazz Ensemble is the Sturgis East big band which features a traditional high school jazz band setup. It includes a rhythm section, multiple saxophones, trombones, and trumpets. However, the group is flexible and willing to take in flutes, clarinets, and other instruments.
Jazz Combo is the Sturgis East improvisational group. This group is somewhat smaller and puts more emphasis on learning about scales, chords, and other improvisational techniques.
Who should join? Students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in one - or both - of these extracurricular groups. It is recommended that the student interested in joining these groups either has previous band music experience, can read sheet music, has a well-developed ear, or is very dedicated to music making!
What do the groups play? A mix of jazz styles are presented in these groups - from swing to bossa, funk to more experimental jazz styles.
When do the groups meet?
Jazz Band East will be a combined single jazz band this term which will meet at the Cape Cod Conservatory off of Exit 6 on Saturdays from 10-11am.
Who do I contact if I'd like to join?
You can email the director, Mr. Bart Weisman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Bart Weisman performs across Cape Cod with his Jazz Group, Klezmer Swing Group, Smooth Jazz Group, and the Cape Cod Jazz Quintet and has worked with a number of musicians on Cape Cod including: J. Geils, Molly Ringwald, Rebecca Parris, Lou Colombo, Dick Johnson, and many more. Bart is the Executive Producer & Performer for the Provincetown Jazz Festival and performs year-round at the Grand Cru Restaurant & The West End in Hyannis, Bleu Restaurant in Mashpee, and Riverway Restaurant in South Yarmouth. Bart is Jazz Band Director at Sturgis Charter Public School East and at the Cape Conservatory, he teaches drums and is the Director for CJazz and Jazz in the Schools. Bart relocated to Cape Cod from Washington, D.C. where he was a musician with The United States Air Force Band.