Jazz

Arturo O'Farrill

Arturo O'Farrill, Director of Jazz Ensembles

The Jazz Studies program at Brooklyn College represents a commitment to the future of jazz. In addition to traditional jazz studies, an emphasis on Global rhythms, alternate notation and improvisation techniques, and contemporary practice insure that the student will be prepared for performance and study of jazz as it is practiced by today's innovators.  Internationally-recognized faculty, an expanded ensemble program, a Conservatory Big Band, and access to New York jazz resources-coupled with the low cost of CUNY tuition-make this excellent program competitive, progressive, and encompassing of the entire jazz story.