Author: Alan Retamozo

AIME at The Elephant Room, Sunday 5/12!

Sunday night, 5/12! AIME performs at the Elephant Room 9:30pm-1:30am.   AIME, the 2018 Graduate Student Jazz Combo Downbeat Student Recording Award winner, is a select jazz ensemble of six to ten members performing unique repertoire that encompasses a wide… Continue Reading AIME at The Elephant Room, Sunday 5/12!

Video: UT Jazz Composers – Paulo Santos and Ben Zeff

Composers Paulo Santos and Ben Zeff talk with Director of Jazz Studies, Jeff Hellmer, about their recent works. Interviews followed by the University of Texas Jazz Orchestra concert premiers.    

Video: UT Jazz Composers – Thomas Wenglinski, “Clear Visions”

Check out this great interview with pianist/composer (and 2019 winner of the Stribling Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Jazz Studies), Thomas Wenglinski. He talks about his recent jazz orchestra work, Clear Visions. The interview, hosted by Director of Jazz Studies,… Continue Reading Video: UT Jazz Composers – Thomas Wenglinski, “Clear Visions”

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Video: UT Jazz Composers – Interview with Dr. John Mills and Round Table Discussion

Interview with composer, Dr. John Mills, and the UT Jazz Orchestra premier of his new work, “Equilibrium”. Dr. Mills is Professor of Jazz Composition and Jazz Saxophone at the University of Texas at Austin. Moderated by Director of Jazz Studies,… Continue Reading Video: UT Jazz Composers – Interview with Dr. John Mills and Round Table Discussion

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Professor John Mills Receives Austin Jazz Society Hall of Fame Award

Professor of Jazz Composition and Jazz Saxophone, Dr. John Mills, has been inducted into the Austin Jazz Society Hall of Fame 2019. He joins fellow Austin jazz greats including Dr. James Polk and Kenny Dorham. This year’s other inductees include… Continue Reading Professor John Mills Receives Austin Jazz Society Hall of Fame Award

Upcoming Concert: “John Mills Plays the Poetry of Cornelius Eady”

We have a very special concert coming up this Sunday, April 14th, 7pm at Recital Studio MRH 2.608: Professor John Mills presents a concert of original music in collaboration with acclaimed poet, Cornelius Eady. I’d like you to know that I’m… Continue Reading Upcoming Concert: “John Mills Plays the Poetry of Cornelius Eady”

AIME Ensemble Live Videos – “Training Wheels” and “Upshot”

AIME Ensemble performs original compositions by band members Matt Maldonado and Cameron Riggs.

Coming Up: The University of Texas Jazz Orchestra with Joe Lovano! 4/13/19

Saturday 4/13/19 – the University of Texas Jazz Orchestra will present a concert guest artist and internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano. The program includes premiers of student and faculty compositions and arrangements. Tickets here: UT Jazz Orchestra with Joe Lovano… Continue Reading Coming Up: The University of Texas Jazz Orchestra with Joe Lovano! 4/13/19

Upcoming Lecture April 4: Jazz Scholar, Prof. Kimberly Hannon-Teal

Mark your calendars for this upcoming talk with visiting jazz scholar, Dr. Kimberly Hannon-Teal (University of Arkansas). Hosted by Prof. Charles Carson and the Center for American Music. Thursday 4/4. 5pm @ Recital Studio MRH 2.608 “Hearing Collaboration: Individual and… Continue Reading Upcoming Lecture April 4: Jazz Scholar, Prof. Kimberly Hannon-Teal

UT Jazz Bass Professor John Fremgen – Clinician at Berklee College of Music

University of Texas jazz bass Professor John Fremgen spent the day at Berklee College of Music as a guest clinician—working with bass performance majors alongside bass greats/faculty Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey.