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The Howard University Jazz Ensemble (The Kennedy Center)

The Howard University Jazz Ensemble

Howard University Jazz Ensemble (HUJE) was founded in 1975 by its director, Fred Irby, III. Outstanding performances in the United States, Europe, South America, Asia, and the Caribbean have allowed it to be recognized as one of the foremost college jazz ensembles. HUJE has been heard on radio and television as well as in concert, often appearing with celebrated performers. Members of the HUJE have won awards as performers and composers/arrangers, and the ensemble includes among its alumni several prominent jazz artists. Additionally, the HUJE was featured during the 1992, 1996 and 2005 Kennedy Center Honors Gala (CBS-TV).

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Howard University Jazz Ensemble and Afro Blue 11/20/11: Howard University Jazz Ensemble and Afro Blue

The big band plays with the acclaimed jazz vocal ensemble, currently appearing on NBC’s reality TV competition series The Sing-Off. A dance floor will be installed. Part of Swing, Swing, Swing.

Howard University Jazz Ensemble and Afro Blue

The big band plays with the acclaimed jazz vocal ensemble, currently appearing on NBC’s reality TV competition series The Sing-Off. A dance floor will be installed. Part of Swing, Swing, Swing.
Howard University Jazz Ensemble and Sharon Clark 11/25/08: Howard University Jazz Ensemble and Sharon Clark

Howard University’s Jazz Ensemble joins one of D.C.’s leading vocalists to perform selections from Count Basie. Part of Jazz in DC, a celebration curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor that highlights DC’s influence on the development of jazz.

Howard University Jazz Ensemble and Sharon Clark

Howard University’s Jazz Ensemble joins one of D.C.’s leading vocalists to perform selections from Count Basie. Part of Jazz in DC, a celebration curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor that highlights DC’s influence on the development of jazz.
Tateshina High School Jazz Club and Howard University Jazz Ensemble 3/30/08: Tateshina High School Jazz Club and Howard University Jazz Ensemble

Groove to the sounds of Japan’s Tateshina High School Jazz Club, who officially kicked-off the National Cherry Blossom Festival on March 29, and the Howard University Jazz Ensemble.

Tateshina High School Jazz Club and Howard University Jazz Ensemble

Groove to the sounds of Japan’s Tateshina High School Jazz Club, who officially kicked-off the National Cherry Blossom Festival on March 29, and the Howard University Jazz Ensemble.
Howard University Jazz Ensemble with Shunzo Ohno 4/2/07: Howard University Jazz Ensemble with Shunzo Ohno

Founded in 1975 by director Fred Irby III, the Howard University Jazz Ensemble is recognized as one of the foremost college jazz ensembles and has performed at the 1992, 1996, and 2005 Kennedy Center Honors Gala. The ensemble is joined by Japanese jazz trumpeter Shunzo Ohno. In cooperation with the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan, and Amway Japan.

Howard University Jazz Ensemble with Shunzo Ohno

Founded in 1975 by director Fred Irby III, the Howard University Jazz Ensemble is recognized as one of the foremost college jazz ensembles and has performed at the 1992, 1996, and 2005 Kennedy Center Honors Gala. The ensemble is joined by Japanese jazz trumpeter Shunzo Ohno. In cooperation with the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan, and Amway Japan.
The Howard University Jazz Ensemble 6/25/01: The Howard University Jazz Ensemble

The internationally recognized Howard University Choir's repertoire ranges from Handelian oratorios to Beethoven symphonies to spirituals and work songs.

The Howard University Jazz Ensemble

The internationally recognized Howard University Choir's repertoire ranges from Handelian oratorios to Beethoven symphonies to spirituals and work songs.
The Howard University Jazz Ensemble 11/10/99: The Howard University Jazz Ensemble

The Howard University Jazz Ensemble performs distinctive arrangements of jazz standards.

The Howard University Jazz Ensemble

The Howard University Jazz Ensemble performs distinctive arrangements of jazz standards.
The Howard University Jazz Ensemble 4/26/99: The Howard University Jazz Ensemble

The Howard University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Fred Irby III, performs jazz standards.

The Howard University Jazz Ensemble

The Howard University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Fred Irby III, performs jazz standards.

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