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AIME at Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art

AIME (Alternative Improvisation Music Ensemble), a select UT jazz ensemble, will be performing midday music at Austin’s Blanton Museum November 26, 2019, at 12pm noon. AIME will be performing new UT jazz compositions inspired by the exhibition, Arte Sin Fronteras.  … Continue Reading AIME at Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art

UT Jazz Faculty, Nov. 8th at “Jazz at St. James'”

A faculty quartet from the UT jazz department will be performing at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Jazz at St. James’ November 8th. The quartet will be composed of: John Mills, tenor saxophone Jeff Hellmer, piano John Fremgen, bass Wayne… Continue Reading UT Jazz Faculty, Nov. 8th at “Jazz at St. James’”

UT Jazz Orchestra/AIME Brazil Tour Summer 2020

Plans are underway for the UT Jazz Orchestra and AIME to tour Brazil in the summer of 2020, including performances at cultural centers, universities, and jazz festivals. This trip represents a fantastic opportunity to experience Brazilian culture, and to share… Continue Reading UT Jazz Orchestra/AIME Brazil Tour Summer 2020

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!

UT Jazz Orchestra Concert

-Upcoming Concert- The UT Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Jeff Hellmer , will be performing October 13th, 2019 4pm-5:30pm in Bates Recital Hall. The UT Jazz Orchestra gives students the opportunity to compose and premiere their own compositions… Continue Reading UT Jazz Orchestra Concert

Masterclass by Cuban Pianist, Dayramir Gonzalez

The UT Jazz Department is excited to host Cuban pianist, Dayramir Gonzalez on October 14-17 who will be providing masterclasses, lessons, and sharing cultural wisdom on the music of Cuba! Some things that Dayramir will be talking about will include… Continue Reading Masterclass by Cuban Pianist, Dayramir Gonzalez

“Developing Melodic Language on the Drums” book by UT Jazz Faculty Wayne Salzmann II

“My book “Developing Melodic Language on The Drums” is now available worldwide on amazon and distributed digitally through Hudson Music @hudsonmusicofficial. The newest edition has quotes of support from legendary drummers such as Peter Erskine @uscedu (USC), Ed Soph (UNT) @untcollegeofmusic, John Riley (Manhattan… Continue Reading “Developing Melodic Language on the Drums” book by UT Jazz Faculty Wayne Salzmann II

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

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.