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AIME Wins Downbeat Award

We are proud to announce that AIME has been selected as winners of the Small Jazz Combo award (Graduate College division) in the 2017 Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards! Look for them in the newest issue of Downbeat. You can

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Longhorn Jazz Festival Featuring Cyrus Chestnut

The tradition of top-flight soloists appearing with the UT Jazz Orchestra continues with pianist Cyrus Chestnut as guest soloist with the UT Jazz Orchestra. In addition to leading his own trio, Mr. Chestnut has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Branford Marsalis,

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UT Jazz Student Recitals

Recital season is upon us in the Butler School of Music. We have several jazz student recitals taking place between now and the end of the semester. Here is a list: Austin Thomas – Junior Jazz Piano Recital March 20,

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UT Jazz Orchestra: New Music for Big Band

Join the UTJO, under the direction of Jeff Hellmer, as we premier several new compositions and arrangements, all by UT students and faculty. Join us for the concert or the live stream through the Butler School of Music website. Friday,

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UT Jazz Orchestra Plays TMEA

The UT Jazz Orchestra will perform a set of music at the 2017 TMEA Convention in San Antonio on Thursday, February 9, 10am-11am in the CC Stars at Night Ballroom 1-2. The concert will feature a selection of standard repertoire

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Jazz Orchestra Invited to North Sea Jazz Festival

After the UT Jazz Orchestra successfully raised its HornRaiser goal, we have officially received invitations to perform at the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals. Contributions to the HornRaiser project will fund North Sea Festival tickets for Jazz Orchestra members,

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Jack DeJohnette Live Interview

Dr. John Mills will conduct a live interview with jazz drumming great Jack DeJohnette on February 2, 3pm-4pm in the Jazz Room. This will be ahead of DeJohnette’s sold out performance with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and bassist Matthew Garrison on

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Helen Sung receives Distinguished Alumna Award

Jazz pianist and BSoM alum Helen Sung will be awarded the E. William Doty Distinguished Alumna Award. She will also teach a clinic on January 27, noon to 1pm in the UT Jazz Room (MRH 6.248). Ms. Sung was an

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High School Spots Filled For 2017 Longhorn Jazz Festival Featuring Cyrus Chestnut

As of January 14, all daytime performance spots for the 2017 Longhorn Jazz Festival are filled. If you would like to be on a waiting list, please email jhellmer@austin.utexas.edu as soon as possible. The tradition of top-flight soloists appearing with

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DMA Graduate Gianni Bianchini Appointed To Jazz Faculty At Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)

Congratulations to recent DMA graduate Gianni Bianchini, who has been appointed to the jazz faculty at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador. Best wishes to Gianni as he helps spread jazz around the globe!

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