LIU Post Jazz Ensemble
Thomas Manuel, Director
The LIU Post Jazz Ensemble rehearses Wednesday and Friday from 12:20 to 2:20 p.m. and involves selected students in performances at local jazz clubs and high schools and with guest artists such as Billy Taylor, Eddie Palmieri, Paquito D'Rivera, Clark Terry and Maynard Ferguson. A strong emphasis is placed on performance of classic repertory of jazz composers like Duke Ellington and Thad Jones. Often, the LIU Post Jazz Area organizes and sponsors a Post Jazz Festival which hosts top Long Island high school Jazz Bands and includes performances by the LIU Post Jazz Band and jazz faculty. The LIU Post Jazz Band has been the featured college jazz group at the NYSSMA convention.