Now on its 40th year, the UP Jazz Ensemble continues to swing as a band which does not only perform great jazz but also promotes the genre through its performances and collaborations with other organizations. Nearing his retirement from the university, the group’s bandleader, Prof. Rayben Maigue, looks back with fondness at what the ensemble has become in four decades.

UP Jazz Ensemble

Since 1977, the UP Jazz Ensemble has been thumping in the background of our collective lives in Diliman. In celebration of their 4 decades of swinging, the Abelardo Hall Concert Series 2018, Season 1 is presenting “We Jazz Turned 40” on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 3 pm and 7 pm.