The East Bay Jazz Ensemble is beginning its 3rd summer season back in existence. For the second year, Mrs. Sharon Gregory will direct the ensemble. The ensemble consists of students from East Providence, Barrington, Bristol, Warren, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Swansea, Somerset, Seekonk and beyond. It is open to all students from junior high through college who are serious musicians looking to improve upon their jazz performance skills over the summer.


Rehearsals are on Sunday evenings at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church located at 5 Chapel Road in Barrington, RI beginning on Sunday, May 6, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. A concert schedule will be announced in the upcoming week.


Registration is $25.00 (checks payable to East Bay Jazz Ensemble) and will be explained at the first rehearsal.  If for some reason you cannot attend the Sunday, May 6th rehearsal, please contact Mrs. Gregory at  Directions to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church are available on the Directions Page within this site. Please bring a music stand and a pencil to each rehearsal. 


The Easy Bay Jazz Ensemble still has some availability in some of its sections.  They are in need of 3 Trombone, 1 Trumpet, 1 Pianist and 1 Guitarist. She would also like to add back-up musicians in the rhythm section if others are interested. They rehearse Sundays from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 pm at St Matthews in Barrington on the corner of 2nd and Chapel. If you or anyone that you know is interested in joining the ensemble, please contact Mrs. Gregory at (401) 246-1023 or


(This is the Original EBJE Logo from the late 1970's)






Jazz Saxophonist Greg Abate and Conn-Selmer for sponsoring the workshop "Modes: What are they? And how to use them to improvise." on Saturday, April 28, 2007 at the Nazarian Center at Rhode Island College. Students were introduced to the music theory such as diatonic seventh chords and modes as they relate to the art of improvisation under the tutelage of Mr. Abate.




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