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Jazz Ensemble 2

Dennis Marks, director

Dennis Marks, Assistant Professor of Jazz Bass, is the conductor of this elite jazz band at the University of North Florida. JE 2’s performance repertoire is quite varied. The material chosen comes from all idioms of big band jazz, including swing, bop, funk, and fusion. This ensemble consistently enjoys the presence of high-quality players, enabling a wide variety of sound colors and textures to be realized. JE 2 has played several important venues over the last few years and has the honor of being the opening act for the featured spring artist in the Great American Jazz Series. Most players that have played in this band have advanced on to JE 1.

Contact Dennis Marks at (904) 620-3843 for more information.