Clash of the College Bands Tourney – Week 6 (Quarterfinals): University of Northern Colorado Jazz Lab Band I vs. Whitworth University Jazz Ensemble I

Congratulations to the week 5 winner, the University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band I, who edged out the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band with 54% of the vote.

The quarterfinals continue now, and I expect some close matchups. Week 6 begins now, with the quarterfinal match up between the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Ensemble versus the Whitworth University Jazz Ensemble I.

To see the bracket, click here.

Each week, two college or university big bands will “face off”. You, as the reader, will listen to a song from each band, and then vote for the one you like the best. After the week is over, one team will move on to the next round, and we will feature two new bands. The last band standing is the Clash of the College Bands winner.

Below are the next two school bands.

Click on the link for each school below. Audio will begin in a new page. After you have listened to each band, vote on the one you like the best.

University of Northern Colorado Lab Band 1 – Flux in the Box (audio made available by UNC Jazz Studies website)

Whitworth University Jazz Ensemble I – Apple Flambe’ (from the CD “Apple Flambe'”)

Clash of the College Bands Tourney – Week 5 (quarterfinals): University of Miami Concert Jazz Band vs. University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band I

Clash of the College Bands Tourney – Week 4: Michigan State University Jazz Ensemble I vs. University of North Texas Two O’ Clock Lab Band

Clash of the College Bands Tourney – Week 3: University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble vs. BYU Synthesis Big Band

Clash of the College Bands Tourney – Week 2: Willamette University Jazz Collective vs. University of Northern Colorado Jazz Lab Band 1

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5 comments on “Clash of the College Bands Tourney – Week 6 (Quarterfinals): University of Northern Colorado Jazz Lab Band I vs. Whitworth University Jazz Ensemble I

  1. Mike

    I just don’t get the Univ. of Northern Colorado!! Have heard them a number of times at the Greeley, CO jazz festival. They certainly think a lot of themselves based on the endless reminders, during the festival, of how they were voted best Collegiate Jazz Ensemble by Jazz Times or High Times or some magazine like that. To me, they ramble, have no energy … they just don’t swing. Too comfortable in their proclaimed superiority … perhaps?!!

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