The Newport Jazz Assembly is a program conceived by URI graduate, Ben Marcoux and presented at over 35 schools and heard by over 10,000 students.
Each NJA band member brings their own passion for jazz and their joy in sharing it with students, many of whom have not heard a live music concert before. Members of the NJA band perform regularly as leaders and sidemen in RI, NY and CT and they are:
Ben Marcoux, woodwinds, alto and tenor saxophone,
Joshua Bruneau, trumpet,
Jimmy O’Connell, trombone,
Noah Barker, piano/keyboards,
Alex Tremblay, bass, Tony Davis, guitar and
Mike Camacho, drums.