Befitting its place next to a nexus of high culture, Fordham College at Lincoln Center partnered last year with Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC). In addition to the chamber jazz ensemble, there is a full jazz orchestra, and a guitar ensemble from Fordham students who receive instruction from Fordham and JALC instructors.
The partnership, which is part of the college’s effort to enhance its music major, has students practicing in a space next to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Matt Buttermann, teaching artist and program manager for instruction-based education programs at JALC, said that’s enabled them to bring in performing artists to work with the students before or after their sets at Dizzy’s.
Members of the chamber jazz ensembles performed two sets from their current repertoire on Nov. 8 at JALC’s Ertegun Atrium prior to performances of “Celebrating Bobby Hutcherson: Life of a Legend.”
On Monday, Dec. 8, Fordham Jazz Night, all jazz chamber ensembles, the jazz orchestra, and the guitar ensemble will perform at 5:30 p.m. at the Irene Diamond Education Center, along with guest artists and a contingent of Fordham dancers.
—Photos by Chris Shinn, Kathryn Gamble and Rick Lozier