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The Albany Jazz Band Big Band consists of 5-6 saxes (2 altos, 2 tenors, 1 bari, with some flute and clarinet doubling), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, rhythm (drums, percussion, piano, guitar), and male and female vocalists. The Albany Jazz Band Small Band consists of 3 saxes (alto, tenor, bari), 1 trombone, 2 trumpets, rhythm (drums, piano, guitar), and male and female vocalists. The Big Band and Small Band have one 90-120 minute rehearsal each week at an East Bay location and perform every 2-3 months. The bands typically don't rehearse during the summer.



The Albany Jazz Bands will have their last rehearsal for the Fall term on December 7, 2022.

Later in December we will announce any openings that we have for our upcoming Winter term. Rehearsals for the Winter term will start up on January 11, 2023 and will be held weekly on Wednesday evenings though May 17, 2023. We are already working on our performance schedule for the term. Please contact us using the "Get in Touch" button below if you are interested in joining the band if we have openings or being a substitute player when we start up again in January. 


If you are an intermediate to advanced level musician and are interested in joining the Albany Jazz Band or substituting for absent members, please click the button below to send us an e-mail. You should include the following information:

  1. Name and contact information (phone and e-mail)

  2. Instrument(s) played or vocalist

  3. Past and recent musical experience

  4. Comfort with sight reading and improvising

  5. Interest in joining, subbing (or both).

  6. Optional: Attach or provide a link to a recording of your playing or singing

We will contact you when band chairs or opportunities to sub become available.