The Jazz program at Towson University is fortunate to have as its founder the renowned Hank Levy. Hank, best known as a composer and arranger for the big bands of Don Ellis and Stan Kenton, attracted students from around the country and earned the jazz program national stature. Today, the program enjoys the benefits of Hank’s hard work, including access to his entire library of compositions and arrangements.
The Towson University Big Band is an award-winning group that is recognized as one of the premiere collegiate jazz ensembles in the Mid-Atlantic region. The ensemble performs regularly scheduled concerts on campus and enjoys an active and diversified performance schedule that includes mini-tours to local schools, jazz festivals throughout the area, and performances for a variety of civic and community events. In addition to playing the music of Hank Levy, the band performs all styles of big band jazz by some of the most talented composers/arrangers in the country. Representing the finest in jazz as a diverse means of artistic expression, the Towson University Big Band continues to impress and inspire its ever-growing audience.
For more information about the Towson University Big Band contact director Jim McFalls, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-704-2680.