Orchestre de chambre jazz (Jazz Chamber Orchestra)
Under the direction of Jean-Nicolas Trottier
An advanced ensemble of a dozen musicians with vocalist, the Orchestre de chambre jazz was created in 2016, at the same time as the master’s in jazz performance and composition.
Open to all students in jazz, auditions are held at the same time as those for the Big Band de l’Université de Montréal. The Orchestre de chambre jazz rehearses once a week and performs four times a year at Dièse Onze.
Performance repertoire consists of jazz classics like Birth of the Cool and Art Pepper + Eleven in arrangements for the ensemble’s instrumentation, along with original compositions and arrangements by students from the jazz performance programs (bachelor’s, major or master’s).