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Calling all Jazz Musicians: Music residency with Michael Mwenso

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements

Join the UB jazz Student Jazz Ensemble this fall​ to participate in a unique learning experience: The University Arts Collaborative is bringing brilliant guest artist Michael Mwenso to work with the student jazz ensemble in a residency, collaborating with theatre and dance students and Buffalo State students as well.

Mr. Mwenso is a celebrated artist, whom we are fortunate to have working with our students: he’s been featured with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, as well as with several of the younger, newer lights in jazz, Cecile McLorin Salvant, ​Emmet Cohen, Brianna Thomas, and many others. He’s appeared in films, he’s toured the country with a concert event celebrating the music of the Harlem Renaissance, he’s been reviewed in major media outlets, Jazz Times, PBS, etc. For more info:​​


I must reiterate that this is a participatory event, students will play in the ensemble and interact with Mr. Mwenso weekly. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, not to be missed. Please share.*

Interested students should contact me at:​ to set up an audition; auditions will be held beginning Monday August 31st thru Friday, September 11th.