Jazz combos

In addition to the full-size big bands (the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Lab Bands), there are numerous jazz combos.

Combos are student-formed and faculty-coached and get to perform at Ithaca College as well as within the local community. Last year, several combos performed at the Cornell Jazz Festival, held at the beautiful Carriage House Cafe in the Collegetown section of Ithaca. The Ithaca Jazz Quartet (faculty group) and Jazz Vocal Ensemble also performed at the festival.

The combos often utilize the "Ten Songs of the Year" as repertoire, but select their own songs to perform as well.

Recently, several combos recorded tracks for an upcoming Ithaca College Jazz CD:

Segment, by Charlie Parker

  • Jason Juliano, alto saxophone
  • Jordan Morton, bass
  • Itamar Gov-Ari, piano
  • Will Sigel, drums

Isotope, by Joe Henderson

  • Charlie Fisher, trumpet
  • Jacob Thurston, bass
  • Itamar Gov-Ari, piano
  • Matt Bevan-Perkins, drums