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!

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Georges Bouhey



Gabe Ditmore

From:  Beautiful Bend, Oregon

Genre:  Jazz-Funk-R&B

Years Active:  2013--Present





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. 

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