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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”

Upcoming Clinic: Drummer Will Kennedy 10/16/2017!

We are proud and excited to present a clinic by visiting artist, world renowned drummer, and Yellowjackets member, Will Kennedy, on Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 3pm. This event is open to the public and will take place at the Butler School… Continue Reading Upcoming Clinic: Drummer Will Kennedy 10/16/2017!

Mario Raja Conducted UT Jazz Orchestra Friday, October 4

The UT Jazz Orchestra performed in Bates Recital Hall on Friday, October 4 2013 at 7:30 PM with guest artist Italian saxophonist and composer, Mario Raja. Mario Raja is an Italian saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator. He leads the Mario… Continue Reading Mario Raja Conducted UT Jazz Orchestra Friday, October 4

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

Joshua Redman to Appear With UT Jazz Orchestra at 2014 Longhorn Jazz Festival, April 12, 2014

Renowned saxophonist Joshua Redman will perform with the UT Jazz Orchestra at the 2014 Longhorn Jazz Festival on April 12, 2014, at 7:30 PM in Bates Recital Hall. The concert is co-sponsored by the Butler School of Music and Texas… Continue Reading Joshua Redman to Appear With UT Jazz Orchestra at 2014 Longhorn Jazz Festival, April 12, 2014

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.

Bruce Saunders Trio in Spain

UT Jazz faculty member and acclaimed guitarist Bruce Saunders recently completed a successful tour of Spain with his trio. The tour also featured bassist Masa Kamaguchi, who moved to Spain after many years on the New York scene. Performances were… Continue Reading Bruce Saunders Trio in Spain

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