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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’”

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.    

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

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

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