Category: Achievements

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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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”

UT Jazz Studies Professors John Mills and John Fremgen Perform in Brazil

UT Jazz Studies Professors John Mills and John Fremgen travelled to Brazil in August 2013 to perform with The Butch Miles Jazz Express Big Band at the “I Love Jazz Festival” in Brasilia and Belo Horizonte. The band consisted of… Continue Reading UT Jazz Studies Professors John Mills and John Fremgen Perform in Brazil

UT’s own Sam Pankey a semi-finalist in ISB jazz competition

UT congratulates senior jazz bassist Sam Pankey for advancing to the semi-final round of the 2013 International Society of Bassists jazz competition, which will be held on June 3rd at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

Marcus Wilcher Named Finalist in ArtEZ Composition Competition

DMA jazz composition student Marcus Wilcher has been named a finalist in the 2013 ArtEZ Composition Competition, to be held as part of the Grolsch International Jazz Festival in Enschede, Holland in May 2013. Marcus will travel to Holland and… Continue Reading Marcus Wilcher Named Finalist in ArtEZ Composition Competition

UT Jazz Faculty Member Wayne Salzmann II’s Tours With Eric Johnson

Since with the “Up Close” tour in August of 2011, UT jazz faculty member Wayne Salzmann II has been touring regularly with the great Austin-born guitarist and songwriter Eric Johnson. Johnson is known for his mastery in many different musical… Continue Reading UT Jazz Faculty Member Wayne Salzmann II’s Tours With Eric Johnson

“University of Texas Jazz Up Close”–Daily Texan Video

The UT Faculty Jazz Group is profiled on the Daily Texan’s multimedia page at http://www.dailytexanonline.com/video/2012/09/25/university-of-texas-jazz-up-close. Check it out!

Alex Heitlinger Co-Producer of Matt Holman’s “When Flooded”

Congratulations to DMA student Alex Heitlinger for his role as co-producer of Matt Holman’s upcoming album “When Flooded”. The Brooklyn based trumpeter’s debut album will be released on March 19th via Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records.