Haverford Band & Orchestra Parents

Donate to the Haverford Jazz Residency Fund

The residency is funded entirely through contributions. Without your donation, this amazing opportunity would not be possible. Download a jazz residency pledge card, which contains complete details about making a tax-deductible contribution. Donation can also be made using PayPal, please send donations using Haverfordjazzresident@gmail.com.

The 2020 Evening of Jazz has been postponed. As soon as a new date has been announced we will update this page

Jazz in Haverford

Due to the popularity of jazz participation in Haverford High School, there are three performing jazz groups: the HHS Jazz Lab band, the HHS Jazz Ensemble and the HHS Jazz Combo.

The HHS Jazz Lab Band:

The HHS Jazz Ensemble:

The HHS Jazz Combo:

Selection and group placement for high school jazz performance is determined by audition, now held in June for the following year.

Please check the Calendar for performance information.

The HMS Jazz Fords:

The HMS Jazz Ensemble

Annual Evening of Jazz

Each year, we celebrate the wonderful jazz program in our schools with the Evening of Jazz. This fun evening of music and a dessert buffet raises funds for the Haverford School District Jazz Ensembles and showcases all of our jazz musicians.

The Evening of Jazz is also the culmination of the jazz residency program in Haverford. Each year, a professional musician leads workshops for all jazz musicians at the middle and high schools and visits as many elementary schools as time permits. The visiting musician performs with all the groups at the Evening of Jazz and, occasionally, arranges music for these groups.


HHS Jazz Ensemble web site, directed by Mike Fein

Jazz Fords web page, directed by Gusten Rudolph

HMS Jazz Ensemble web page, directed by Alex Gittelman

BOPs Liaison:   Heather Heckler