Jazz Lab Band I is an entry-level course in jazz performance open to players of woodwinds, brass, piano, guitar, bass, and percussion. Students will develop basic foundation skills as jazz soloists and ensemble players. Repertoire will vary each semester based on the strengths, weaknesses, and pedagogical needs of the ensemble. Students will be required to provide their own instrument (a standard drum set, bass and guitar amplifier, keyboard, and keyboard amplifier will be provided). This course is open to all students who possess a basic ability to play their instrument. The ability to read music is required. Students will be evaluated in the first class, and those who are not prepared for ensemble work will be advised to withdraw. This course is subject to a course fee.