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Princeton University Jazz Ensemble Recordings


Held at: Princeton University Library: University Archives [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: University Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Princeton University. Jazz Ensemble

The Princeton University Jazz Ensemble was a student-run jazz and swing band founded in the fall of 1974 by Gary Getz (Class of 1976) and Eva Lerner-Lam (Class of 1976). The Ensemble, whose first director was Mark Reboul (Class of 1977), formed independent of the University's Department of Music and remained so for much of its history. After more than two decades as a student-ran organization, the Ensemble was subsumed by the Department.

The Princeton University Jazz Ensemble Recordings contain primarily digitized audio recordings (raw and edited) of performances, web captures of the Ensemble's public wiki, and scant organizational records of the Ensemble from its inception in the mid-1990s to the early 1990s. Also included in the collection are digitized recordings dating back to the 1940s from other student jazz bands and individuals at Princeton, including Stan Rubin, Sons of Bix, Prospective Sound, and Princeton 8-Balls. These materials were collected, digitized, and assembled in the 2010s by alumni members of the Ensemble in an effort to preserve the legacy of jazz on the campus.

The organizational records of the Ensemble are PDF scans of concert photos, articles, posters, concert programs, rosters, tickets, advertisements, and correspondence. These records also contain audio and transcripts of interviews with alumni conducted in 2015 during Reunions.

Please note that dates associated with each folder reflect the dates that materials were digitized, not the date of the original record itself. Dates of original recordings can often be found embedded within the files themselves.

The collection retains its original order.

The records were transferred to the University Archives in March of 2017 (AR.2017.016).

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

This collection contains records created and used on computing devices. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.

This collection was processed by Jarrett M. Drake in 2017. Finding aid written by Jarrett M. Drake in 2017.

No materials were separated from the collection.

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Access Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Intensely Vigorous Jazz Band, 2015 September 02 - 2015 November 05. 715 digital files.
Physical Description

715 digital files

Nassau Jazz Band, 2016 September 23 - 2017 February 12. 30 digital files.
Physical Description

30 digital files

Nexus, 2015 August 16 - 2015 August 16. 2 digital files.
Physical Description

2 digital files

Princeton 8-Balls, 2015 December 31 - 2016 January 02. 2047 digital files.
Physical Description

2047 digital files

Princeton Bass Choir, 2014 November 29 - 2014 December 14. 1434 digital files.
Physical Description

1434 digital files

Princeton Glee Club, 2015 December 20 - 2016 January 02. 508 digital files.
Physical Description

508 digital files

Princeton University Band, 2015 September 25 - 2017 February 12. 2059 digital files.
Physical Description

2059 digital files

Prospective Sound, 2015 September 14 - 2015 September 24. 3248 digital files.
Physical Description

3248 digital files

PUJE Concerts, 2010 January 21 - 2017 January 23. 25055 digital files.
Physical Description

25055 digital files

PUJE Greatest Hits, 2011 May 27 - 2016 November 30. 60 digital files.
Physical Description

60 digital files

PUJE Print Materials, 2012 February 10 - 2016 December 13. 7166 digital files.
Physical Description

7166 digital files

PUJE Sound Recordings Archive, 2016. 1 website.
Scope and Contents

This website consists of digitized audio recordings of public concerts or privately issued records of the Princeton University Jazz Ensemble. Also found on the website are images and clippings of press coverage for the group.

Physical Description

1 website

Materials Viewable Online
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PUJE Wiki, 2016. 1 website.
Scope and Contents

This public website is intended for past members of the Princeton University Jazz Ensemble (PUJE) and allows them to contribute memories and recollections of their time with the Jazz Ensemble. The wiki contains photographs, programs, posters, tickets, advertisements, reviews, and rosters.

Physical Description

1 website

Materials Viewable Online
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Quintessence, 2015 August 14 - 2015 August 14. 6 digital files.
Physical Description

6 digital files

Sons of Bix, 2016 July 11 - 2017 February 12. 6938 digital files.
Physical Description

6938 digital files

Stan Rubin, 2015 July 30 - 2017 January 22. 21726 digital files.
Physical Description

21726 digital files

Temp, 2015 June 23 - 2016 January 02. 102 digital files.
Physical Description

102 digital files

Tiger Blacknotes, 2015 August 13 - 2015 November 01. 1179 digital files.
Physical Description

1179 digital files

Tiger Paws, 2015 July 30 - 2015 August 02. 1284 digital files.
Physical Description

1284 digital files

Triangle Club Jazz Band, 2015 August 02 - 2017 January 22. 1129 digital files.
Physical Description

1129 digital files

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