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Student "Combos"

The Bend Student Jazz & Funk Ensemble (COMBO)!

Directed By Georges Bouhey

The BEND Student Jazz & Funk Ensemble

opening for

Regina Carter 

Riverhouse On The Deschutes 2018

"In 2012 I started the first "Combo" so that my drum and piano students could use the music they were learning to play together.

Within a few short months students of all ages and instrumentation and their parents started showing up one at a time-at  my gigs to sit-in with me. ​  Then,...the  parents & families started getting together and  bringing groups of 3 or 4 of their students---and staying for the show.

Before long I was counting off the tunes and getting out of the way  because the students were crowding me off the stage!  And the "kids" could handle it by themselves."--Georges

In 2013 we kicked off the first of  "Bend Broadband's Music Education Workshops  at The Oxford" with the original Bend Student Jazz & Funk Ensemble performing and backing the Mel Brown Quartet!

Winter Combo Registration

Now Open!

Call Georges 541-771-8916

All Instruments Welcome!

The "Combo" Has Worked With Many Of The World's Top Jazz Artists Including...

T.S. Monk-Peter Erskine-Bernard Purdie

Regina Carter-Javon Jackson-Randy Brecker 

    Les McCann-Reggie Houston-Arturo O'Farrell Paul Taylor-Tom Scott-Kat Edmonson

The Brubeck Brothers

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Opening For Regina Carter In 2018

2019 COMBO GRAD'S PLAY JAZZ IN COLLEGE...and join an impressive group of "Combo Alumni".

It is with great pleasure that I congratulate these outstanding young musicians and Combo graduates who are now freshmen!

  • Logan Anderson/Drums at PSU

  • Andrew Kropp/Drums at Willamette

  • Gabe Ditmore/Alto Sax at Seattle U

  • Evan Yarmo/Guitar at Lewis & Clark


And  it's really nice when previous Combo members and students like Kelly (U of O), Rylee (U of O) & Christian (U of Miami) are home for the Summer and come by to play some Jazz.

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George's Awesome Jazz Combo w Mel's Band
The Original "Combo" With Mel Brown In 2013


The Combo Is Available For Workshops,  Festivals, Camps, Clinics, Special & Holiday Events!


I'm an independent musician, producer and creative type living and making music  in  beautiful Bend, Oregon...home of Jazz In The Desert.  

A large part of my mission is to foster the growth of young Jazz musicians... and to encourage others to do the same. 

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Georges Bouhey



Gabe Ditmore

From:  Beautiful Bend, Oregon

Genre:  Jazz-Funk-R&B

Years Active:  2013--Present




COMBO teaches serious students the  "nuts  and bolts" of jazz musicianship--professionalism and performance skills! 

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