AIME (Alternative Improvisation Music Ensemble)

AIME horn players perform at Blanton museum of art

AIME, the 2018 Graduate Student Jazz Combo Downbeat Student Recording Awards winner, is a select jazz ensemble of six to ten members performing unique repertoire that encompasses a wide variety of styles. Emphasizing extended improvisation, members of the ensemble compose the music specifically for the group’s instrumentation. Recent projects include the “Jazz at the Blanton” concert series, where UT jazz composers create music for AIME based on exhibits at the Blanton Museum of Art, and regular appearances at the Elephant Room jazz club.

How To Join

Admission is by audition only. Auditions are held during the first three days of classes each semester.


John Fremgen
Associate Professor of Jazz, String Bass