Clash of the College Bands Tourney Begins Now! Week 1: University of Miami Concert Jazz Band vs. Princeton University Big Band

4 Jan

You may remember a few months back I was taking requests from you for the top college or university big bands in the country, so we could set up a little tournament for these bands (see Clash of the College Bands).

Well the nominations came in, and the bracket is set. Now it is up to you to see who wins. Here is how it works:

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.

You may view the tournament bracket by clicking here.

Below are the first two school bands, the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band vs. Princeton University Big Band.

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

University of Miami Concert Jazz Band – Nasty Blues (audio made available by YouTube post)

Princeton University Big Band – Mean What You Say (audio sample made available by Princeton University School of Music Website)

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4 Responses to “Clash of the College Bands Tourney Begins Now! Week 1: University of Miami Concert Jazz Band vs. Princeton University Big Band”

  1. Andrew Layton January 5, 2010 at 5:54 am #

    This is a cool idea, Kevin. Keep up the good work.

  2. vandermarkfan January 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    Miami wins. Also…

    Blue Note Management Group APAP Showcase:
    McCoy Tyner Trio with special guest Gary Bartz

    Francisco Mela’s Cuban Safari

    Jon Batiste Band

    Alfredo Rodriguez

    Francisco Mela’s Cuban Safari

    Jonathan Batiste

    Alfredo Rodriguez

    January 08,2010

    Concert starts @ 8PM
    Doors open @ 6PM
    Tickets $25.00

    Full dinner menu available / General Admission Seated Show / All Ages / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables

  3. Cortez Brodmerkel February 23, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    Great article, thanks!

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