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Jazz Band Number Three

Dan Monaghan, director

Temple University has a long tradition of big band jazz, and by the fall of 2008 the number of students auditioning for Temple University Jazz Ensemble and Temple University Lab Band was so large that the formation of a third band became imperative and Jazz Band Number Three was formed.

The educational mission of JBNT is to provide an environment in which students can improve knowledge and application of rhythmic interpretation, section and ensemble blend, expansion of dynamic range, and ballad concepts. The repertoire covers a wide chronological range, from the Count Basie and Duke Ellington catalogues to contemporary compositions and arrangements that the band deems worthy.

In its five-year lifespan JBNT has performed in the Kimmel Center, the Temple Performing Arts Center, Tomlinson Theater, Klein Recital Hall, and the Tyler Atrium. It plays for the annual Temple University Swing Dance and is available for external events and has featured guest artists such as  Joe Magnarelli, Ralph Lalama, Wycliffe Gordon, Larry McKenna, and Joanna Pascale.