|by: Andrew Lopez|
|The New Orleans Item, July 1922|
|The first mention of jazz in the Delgado Catalog, 1996-1997|
|Delgado salutes jazz legend, corrects big oversight, The Times-Picayune, September 6, 1996|
The jazz ensemble at Delgado, which practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week on the third floor of building one, is a unique mixture of students and community members. It gives everyone a chance. Students benefit from the mentorship of area professionals, while community members embrace the opportunity to further jazz culture in New Orleans directly via the educational and exploratory context on offer at Delgado. The more community participation, Cho says, the better. “We have educational and community priorities,” he said. The atypically large ensemble, which would normally only have about 10 to 15 people, includes some 40 members at Delgado. It is an ideal setting for learning and mentorship, Cho said. They play at official College functions such as commencement, and they are usually included in the city’s Jazz and Heritage Festival.
|The Delgado jazz ensemble at practice (left and center), music practice rooms in use (right)|