McGill Jazz Orchestra I and II

McGill Jazz Orchestra and Schulich Singers

The McGill Jazz Orchestra I in Tanna Schulich Hall. Photo by Tam Lan Truong.


Participation: Entrance is by audition (see audition schedules).  This ensemble is open to music students, and McGill University students from other faculties.

About McGill Jazz Orchestra I

Director (I): alexis.french [at] (Alexis French)

The McGill Jazz Orchestra I, under the direction of Juno award winning saxophonist and composer Alexis French, is of professional quality and has performed extensively both here in Canada and abroad. The ensemble has released eight highly regarded CDs over the years and has performed with world-class visiting guest artists, including Joe Lovano, Slide Hampton, Danilo Perez and many others. The orchestra is dedicated to the performance of both traditional jazz masterworks and contemporary repertoire and regularly performs the music of Canadian composers and of McGill students and faculty.

About McGill Jazz Orchestra II

Director (II): Marianne Trudel

The McGill Jazz Orchestra II, under the able direction of Marianne Trudel, is an award-winning performing ensemble in its own right and performs on a regular basis, both at McGill and around the Montreal area.

Celia (by Charles Mingus) Adapted Normand Guilbeault, orchestrated Joe Sullivan

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