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Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble


The Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. Barry P. Enzman, has earned a reputation for excellence on both a state and national level. This outstanding ensemble has distinguished itself by receiving more than 60 awards and first place finishes in local and national competitions over the past 10 years. The group has been featured at many conventions, festivals, and competitions from Canada to Florida. The Jazz Ensemble has also been selected to perform eight times at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland; the North Sea Jazz Festival in Den Haag, Holland; “Jazz a Vienne” in Lyon, France; the famous Jazzhaus in Freiburg, Germany; and Jazz a Juan in Antibes, France. Local and national jazz and blues personalities that have performed as guest soloists with the band include Maynard Ferguson, Frank Foster, Chris Vadala, Dave Steinmeyer, Tom Williams, Carl Filipiac, Deanna Bogart, Damon Forman, Ron Diehl, Carl Fischer, George Rabbai, Jim McFalls, Dave Detwiler, Graham Breedlove, and Peter Barenbregge.  The Jazz Ensemble has been featured on Maryland Public Television during their airing of the Ken Burns’ special Jazz.

Watch Past Performances

Video 4/14/2015: Glenelg High Jazz Ensemble & Colonial Forge Jazz Choir

Two advanced, award-winning high school student groups from Maryland and Virginia perform a split program of jazz standards in various combinations. Part of Music in Our Schools Month.

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