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2020 Longhorn Jazz Festival Registration Open!

Registration is now open for the 2020 Longhorn Jazz Festival on Saturday, April 18, featuring trumpeter Dave Douglas. Please see the Longhorn Jazz Festival page for more information. Hope to see you there!

Fall 2019 Auditions for Jazz Ensembles and Combos! Wednesday-Friday, August 28-30

Auditions for combos and big bands for the Fall 2019 semester will be held Wednesday, August 28 through Friday, August 30. All university jazz ensembles and combos are open to any student regardless of major. The ensembles encompass all levels… Continue Reading Fall 2019 Auditions for Jazz Ensembles and Combos! Wednesday-Friday, August 28-30

Dr. Mike Sailors To Join UT Jazz Faculty in September 2019!

The Butler School of Music’s jazz studies program is excited to announce the September 2019 addition of Dr. Mike Sailors, trumpet player and composer, to the jazz faculty. Mike has performed around the world in venues such as the Blue Note (New York, Tokyo, and Sapporo locations), Ronnie Scott’s,… Continue Reading Dr. Mike Sailors To Join UT Jazz Faculty in September 2019!

UT Jazz Program to host International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC) Symposium in 2021

The UT jazz program, and the Butler School of Music, will co-sponsor and host the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC) symposium in May, 2021. The symposium is designed as a forum to bring jazz composers of all… Continue Reading UT Jazz Program to host International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC) Symposium in 2021

2019 Longhorn Jazz Festival Registration Full; Waiting List Information

As of December 28, the 2019 Longhorn Jazz Festival has reached its limit on the number of high school jazz ensembles we can accommodate. If you would like to join a waiting list, please contact Jeff Hellmer at jhellmer@austin.utexas.edu. Thank… Continue Reading 2019 Longhorn Jazz Festival Registration Full; Waiting List Information

UT Jazz Orchestra tonight!

The UT Jazz Orchestra presents its second concert of the fall semester tonight, November 16, at 7:30 PM in Bates Recital Hall. Continuing the ensemble’s tradition of performing new works of students, faculty, and alumni, tonight’s concert features new compositions… Continue Reading UT Jazz Orchestra tonight!

Registration Now Open For 2019 Longhorn Jazz Festival With Saxophonist Joe Lovano

The 2019 Longhorn Jazz Festival, to be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, will feature saxophonist Joe Lovano with the UT Jazz Orchestra. The concert is co-sponsored by Texas Performing Arts and the Butler School of Music. Registration is now… Continue Reading Registration Now Open For 2019 Longhorn Jazz Festival With Saxophonist Joe Lovano

Registration Now Open For 2018 Longhorn Jazz Festival-Saturday, April 14-Conrad Herwig with UT Jazz Orchestra

Registration is now open for the 2018 Longhorn Jazz Festival, to be held on Saturday, April 14. During the day on Saturday, April 914 high school jazz ensembles will have the opportunity to perform as part of the festival. See… Continue Reading Registration Now Open For 2018 Longhorn Jazz Festival-Saturday, April 14-Conrad Herwig with UT Jazz Orchestra

Jazz Orchestra and AIME to Europe!

The UT Jazz Orchestra and AIME had a successful ten-day tour of Europe this summer, performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 2 and 3, at Luxembourg Gardens in Paris on July 6, and at the North Sea Jazz… Continue Reading Jazz Orchestra and AIME to Europe!

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