Blues Alley
Blues Alley


George Mason Jazz Ensemble

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"The Mason Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jim Carroll, offers many opportunities for improvisation, performance, recording, writing, leadership and service. This ensemble performs at venues including the Center for Arts, Hylton Performing Arts Center, historic Blues Alley, and many more. Fall 2011, they traveled to Beijing China for a performance at the Shanghai Concert Hall. A highpoint of students’ time in the Mason Jazz Ensemble is Jazz 4 Justice©, an annual concert that combines the Mason Jazz department with local law communities to raise money for the Mason Jazz Studies program and public access to justice."

Our faculty are well respected performers as well as dedicated educators.  Many are current and former members of the DC miitary units and staples in the Washington DC jazz scene.  They have earned Grammy Awards, conducted classes at the renowned Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops, toured nationally and internationally and contributed to books and videos about jazz education.   

Blues Alley

1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington, DC 20007

*Please note:
1. Final sale, no refunds, not transferable.
2. $12 food/beverage minimum per person not included in ticket price.
3. Seating first come at the door. Doors open at the earliest of 6 PM & 9:45 PM respectively.
4. Photography or Recording of any kind is prohibited during the performance.
5. Keep conversation to a minimum during the performance.