We are approaching the end of the fall semester. In this issue you can get to know more about two new faculty who joined the IU Jazz Studies department this fall: Walter Smith III and Jeremy Fox. You can also learn more about the new double CD release by the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra, Basically Baker, Volume 2: The Big Band Music of David Baker. We also highlight the work of the Liberation Music Collective, a student-formed group that has been steadily active over the last 18 months.
Also, please note: we are searching for two new faculty positions: Jazz Trumpet and Jazz Voice. Postings can be found HERE.
The David Baker Celebration will take place January 21.
We hope you can join us!
If you have missed our recent newsletters in August and September 2016, you can read them in our online archive.
All the best,
Professor of Saxophone
Jazz Studies Department Chair
This fall the IU Jazz Studies Department and Jacobs School of Music welcomed saxophonist Walter Smith III to its faculty as an Associate Professor. We were able to “sit down” with him and further explore his initial thoughts, expectations, and experiences on campus and in Bloomington.
The IU Jazz Studies Department and Jacobs School of Music welcomed Dr. Jeremy Fox this fall as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Vocal Jazz. We were able to “sit down” with him and further explore his initial thoughts, expectations, and experiences on campus and in Bloomington.
On September 23rd, the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra released Basically Baker, Vol. 2: The Big Band Music of David Baker. The album honors David Baker as musician, composer, mentor, and educator.
The Liberation Music Collective was founded in 2015 by bassist Hannah Fidler, and trumpeter Matt Riggen. Formed and run by students with an entrepreneurial spirit and social awareness, the group is engaged in the community as performers, composers, and activists.
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Jazz Studies
Phone: (812) 855-756