The Hart House Jazz Ensemble is an active and vibrant band made up of members from different colleges and campus communities united in one common interest: a love of music. Members balance their lives and studies around numerous other commitments but still take the time out to play in the ensemble.

Performing at the Arbor Room and The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar at the end of term as well as at festivals in the Greater Toronto Area, the ensemble, conducted by bandleader Ernesto Cervini, has won critics’ and audience’s praise.

Auditions for all members take place at the beginning of every school year following an open rehearsal.

How to get Involved

New date for open rehearsal and auditions

Membership for the 2017-2018 Hart House Jazz Ensembles is now open!

There will be an open rehearsal on Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 7:30pm. Auditions will be held the following Monday, September 25th, 2017 from 5:00-10:00pm. Both will take place in the South Sitting Room at Hart House.

Audition Requirements

Auditions will consist of 2 contrasting pieces, 1 jazz, and 1 of the musician’s choice. There will be an excerpt to prepare (which will be available at the open rehearsal) and sight reading.