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NMC Jazz Ensembles

The NMC Jazz Ensembles include both community members and traditional college students. They rehearse once a week and perform at least one concert each semester. Groups include: Jazz Lab Band, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Big Band.

Ensemble members learn the nuances of jazz through instruction, interaction and by playing a number of pieces each semester by different writers and arrangers -- from the pens of such distinguished jazz masters as Count Basie, Neil Hefti, Stan Kenton, Sammy Nestico, Gordon Goodwin and many others.

The jazz ensembles are led by Mike Hunter. If you are interested in learning more about the programs or becoming a member of one of the groups, contact him in the NMC Humanities Office at (231) 995-1325. You may also reach him at


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