It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing…

The Jazz Section of the UN Music Club is very active. The musicians have put together a number of groups, thus covering many styles like traditional jazz forms, latin, funky, swing, be-bop, cool, in small or large ensembles and when it is possible a big band. With the arrival and departure of members, the situation changes.

Notwithstanding the issue of styles, changes of persons, different levels, etc, what is always in the focus is to develop improvisational skills.

Jazz Full band rehearsal

The groups have perform occasionaly at functions and events of UN organizations and also in the local community.

In 2016 the jazz groups are yet again looking for new members, further to planned departures. Instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome.

The jazz section is not a ‘teaching-learning’ setting but seasoned improvisors will always encourage even beginners. You are discovering jazz ? You are not sure if you can/should play with us ?

If unsure about your competence or willingness to put in the discipline, please read Jamey Aebersold’s free introduction

It’s all there ! but long before you finish reading, come along !



In Memoriam:

Rick Troxel
Tribute to Rick Troxel, one of the Club’s founding members, who tragically passed away on 5 July 2011. Rick was a professionnal musician before joining the UN. He is remembered tasteful and hard driving piano playing which could at times remind you of Oscar Peterson, no less….

Hear him at a jazz concert in Nyon, 2008. (Section





Jay Wormus, guitarist in the jazz section, flute player in the classical section, passed away

December 2011. He was also the Secretary of the Club and the Webmaster, besides composing several tunes, one of which still being played by the Jazz section, Jays Blues

LINK to musical piece PENDING

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Jazz group plays the Mix and Mash,  6-8pM    Geneva Hospital , 10th floor restaurant. Just turn up, for the music or the view. Or to participate: Topic: ‘Health for All’  Several stands, presentation

Jazz group (another) plays at the party of the Administration Department, Hall 14 Palais des NAtions (get invited!) 19th december LUNCH TIME apero !

UN Geneva Choir  performs on 12th December at 12.00 Salle des Pas Perdus, Palais des Nations


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