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Director
Dr. Anthony DJ Branker

Department of Music
Woolworth Center

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
08544


Performances, Master Classes, and Lecture Presentations:
Princeton University Jazz Program
Jazz @ Princeton Univerity
2014-2015 Calendar

University Concert Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra

October 8

Jazz Vespers at the University Chapel
University Jazz Vespers Ensemble

Wednesday, 8:00 pm

October 9

Jazz @ Café Vivian
featuring the University Jazz Composers Collective

Thursday, 11:00 pm, Frist Campus Center

October 11

University Concert Jazz Ensemble conducted by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker with Grammy-Award winning alto saxophonist and guest soloist Mark Gross plus The Mark Gross Quintet featuring trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, pianist Benito Gonzalez, bassist John Lee, and drummer Corey Rawls

Saturday, 8:00 pm, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

October 12 Jazz Vespers at the University Chapel
University Jazz Vespers Ensemble

Sunday, 11:00 am
October 24 -
November 2

University Jazz Composers Collective Tour to Estonia in collaboration with the Estonian Academy of Music & Theatre, the U.S. Embassy in Estonia, and the Princeton University Program in Jazz Studies

November 12

Jazz Vespers at the University Chapel
University Jazz Vespers Ensemble

Wednesday, 8:00 pm

November 13

Jazz @ Café Vivian
featuring the University Funk/Fusion Ensemble & University Freddie Hubbard Ensemble coached by Kenny Davis

Thursday, 11:00 pm, Frist Campus Center

November 14

Jazz Colloquium Presentation
Composer/Pianist Barry Miles and His Trio featuring bassist Andy Lalasis and drummer Bob Shomo

Friday, 1:30 pm, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, Woolworth Center
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

November 22

University Concert Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker with guest vocalist Alison Crockett plus The Alison Crockett Trio featuring vocalist/pianist Alison Crockett, bassist Tarus Mateen, and drummer Jabari Exum performing music from her one woman show Is This It? My American Dream

Saturday, 8:00 pm, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

December 4

Jazz @ Café Vivian
featuring the University Freddie Hubbard Ensemble, coached by Kenny Davis

Thursday, 11:00 pm, Frist Campus Center

December 7

Princeton University Glee Club, conducted by Gabriel Crouch and the University Concert Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker perform excerpts from Abyssinian 200 – A Celebration by Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer Wynton Marsalis

Sunday, 5:00 pm, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies and the Princeton University Glee Club

December 10

Recital for Music 215: Projects in Jazz Performance
with visiting artist, tenor saxophonist Ralph Bowen

Wednesday, 8:00 pm, Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

January 14

Jazz Vespers at the University Chapel
University Jazz Vespers Ensemble

Wednesday, 8:00 pm

February 11

Jazz Vespers at the University Chapel
University Jazz Vespers Ensemble

Wednesday, 8:00 pm

February 12

Jazz @ Café Vivian
featuring the University Jazz Vocal Collective,
coached by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker

Thursday, 11:00 pm, Frist Campus Center

February 21

Princeton University Jazz Faculty Composing in the Moment Recital with tenor & soprano saxophonist Ralph Bowen, guitarist Bruce Arnold, pianist Michael Cochrane, bassist Brian Glassman, drummer Vince Ector, and musical director Dr. Anthony Branker

Saturday, 8:00 pm, Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

February 22

Jazz Vespers at the University Chapel
University Jazz Vespers Ensemble

Sunday, 11:00 am
March 5

Jazz @ Café Vivian
featuring the University Sonny Rollins Ensemble,
coached by Ralph Bowen and the
University Free to Be Ensemble,
coached by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker

Thursday, 11:00 pm, Frist Campus Center

March 11 Jazz Vespers at the University Chapel
University Jazz Vespers Ensemble

Wednesday, 8:00 pm
March 12-22

University Free to Be Ensemble Tour to Poland (Warsaw & Gdansk) in collaboration with Poland’s Adam Mickiewicz Institute

April 9

Jazz @ Café Vivian
featuring the University Standard Deviation Ensemble,
coached by Ralph Bowen

Thursday, 11:00 pm, Frist Campus Center

April 18

University Chapel Choir, conducted by Penna Rose and  
University Concert Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker perform
“Music From the Sacred Concerts of Edward Kennedy Ellington”

Saturday, 8:00 pm, University Chapel
April 22

Jazz Vespers at the University Chapel
University Jazz Vespers Ensemble

Wednesday, 8:00 pm

April 23

Concert for Music 321: The Improvising Ensemble led by
Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker along with vocalist Anne-Liis Poll from the
Estonian Academy of Music & Theatre & trumpeter Artur Majewski
in collaboration with Poland’s Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Thursday, 8:00 pm, Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies
May 9

University Concert Jazz Ensemble and the University Jazz Vocal Collective, conducted by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker present
It’s an Afro Bop Thing!!

Saturday, 8:00 pm, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

Richardson Auditorium Performances

Tickets are available in person at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office, open between 12 noon and 6:00 pm Monday through Friday; at the Richardson Auditorium Box Office in Alexander Hall, open two hours prior to each ticketed performance; by phone at (609) 258–9220; or online at www.princeton.edu/utickets.

Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

Jazz at Cafe Vivian Series

Jazz Composers Collective at Geneva Night Club Featuring University Small Groups
All Performances take place from 11:00 pm until 1:00 am in the Frist Campus Center.

Frist Campus Center.

 

Jazz Vespers Series at the University Chapel

Featuring the University Jazz Vespers Ensemble
*All Services take place on Wednesdays at 8:00 pm except where noted

University Chapel.