Washington Conservatory Traditional Jazz Ensemble

Listen to WCTJE's recording of "A Good Man is Hard to Find":

About the WCTJE:

The Washington Conservatory Traditional Jazz Ensemble was created to provide a multi-level outreach program of concerts, classes and special events in schools, the community and at the Washington Conservatory of Music and to bring the music to senior citizens, especially those of limited resources.

A grant from The Potomac River Jazz Club (PRJC) and a matching grant a WCM patron resulted in a wonderful new partnership with the PRJC and the launch of the Washington Conservatory Traditional Jazz Ensemble.

Members of the ensemble are the top traditional jazz players and jazz historians in the greater Washington DC area.

  • David Robinson – Cornet/Trumpet
  • Gary Gregg – Clarinet/Reeds
  • David Sager – Trombone
  • Larry Cione – Piano
  • Pete Ostle - Bass
  • Howard Kadison – Drums
  • Lena Seikaly - Vocals

The ensemble has recently created a CD to make the music available to a wide audience. Stay tuned for news about the CD release-date and concert!

Recent performances and workshops venues include:

  • Fundraising Event for City Gate - serving underserved youth of DC
  • Friendship Terrace Retirement Community, Washington DC
  • Sulgrave Club, downtown DC
  • New Orleans Katrina Relief Fundraiser at the Sulgrave
  • White-Flint Shopping Mall Fundraiser for New Orleans Musicians
  • Bethesda Chevy Chase High School (concert and student clinic)
  • Monthly educational jam sessions/clinics for Potomac River Jazz Club
  • Normandie Farms, Potomac Maryland
  • Two Nineteen Club, Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University

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