MIT and its jazz ensembles are featured in an article on jazz on four American college campuses in the October issue of Jazziz magazine. The story, which delineates the history of jazz at MIT since students formed the MIT Jazz Society in 1950, quotes Frederick Harris, director of wind ensembles since 1990: "At MIT everything is taught through a hands-on approach ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ These students are building robots, doing internships at NASA, and so on. When they take on a subject like jazz, they want to get their hands dirty right away. And they want to work at the highest level possible."
November 9, 2005