During these challenging times, the jazz faculty has been pursuing ways to enhance our students’ learning experience through the pandemic. We are excited to tell you about the jazz “community seminar” that we are offering on Fridays from 3-3:50 PM, providing students and faculty a chance to come together and spend time with many people that they would otherwise be studying, performing and socializing with in person. We have several outstanding guests lined up for the fall semester, including Helen Sung, Jeff Coffin, Etienne Charles , Roxy Coss, and Keith Carlock. Other weeks, the seminar will include presentations by faculty and students, including playing and talking about faculty and student recording projects in the current era. The community seminar takes place via Zoom every Friday, 3:00-3:50 P.M. Any jazz major who is not registered for the seminar can contact a jazz faculty member to receive an invitation to the Zoom meetings.