THE FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMPANY
The Fairfield University Jazz Company is an 10 to 15 member student group led by jazz musician and director, Brian Torff. They perform a wide variety of jazz from traditional to modern jazz, blues, rock, and world music. Their concerts also include demonstrations in improvisation and some background about the history of jazz as taught by Torff, a professor of music at Fairfield University. Jazz is an American art form and is a valuable lesson in the importance of diversity in American culture.
GUEST ARTISTS OF THE FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE INCLUDE:
Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Bernard Purdie,James Williams, Lou Marini, Matt Wilson, Dave Samuels, Steve Turre, David Spinnozza, Jaimoe (Allman Brothers),Fred Lipsius, Gerry Niewood, Ingrid Jensen, Howard Johnson, Edmar Castaneda, Ken Peplowski, Joel Frahm, Bill Evans,Ray Kennedy, Sue Terry, Florence Melnotte, Tony Kadleck, the Jones Factor, Scott Wendholdt, Abraham Adzenyah, Chuck Fisher, Tony Lombardozzi, Adam Nussbaum, and Ken Gioffre.