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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.

Coming Up: The University of Texas Jazz Orchestra with Joe Lovano! 4/13/19

Saturday 4/13/19 – the University of Texas Jazz Orchestra will present a concert guest artist and internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano. The program includes premiers of student and faculty compositions and arrangements. Tickets here: UT Jazz Orchestra with Joe Lovano… Continue Reading Coming Up: The University of Texas Jazz Orchestra with Joe Lovano! 4/13/19

Upcoming Lecture April 4: Jazz Scholar, Prof. Kimberly Hannon-Teal

Mark your calendars for this upcoming talk with visiting jazz scholar, Dr. Kimberly Hannon-Teal (University of Arkansas). Hosted by Prof. Charles Carson and the Center for American Music. Thursday 4/4. 5pm @ Recital Studio MRH 2.608 “Hearing Collaboration: Individual and… Continue Reading Upcoming Lecture April 4: Jazz Scholar, Prof. Kimberly Hannon-Teal

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 Bass Professor John Fremgen – Clinician at Berklee College of Music

University of Texas jazz bass Professor John Fremgen spent the day at Berklee College of Music as a guest clinician—working with bass performance majors alongside bass greats/faculty Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey.