Category: Alumni

IU Jazz Faculty and Alumni Voted into DownBeat Critics Poll

by Scott Gotschall Congratulations to the IU faculty and alumni who were selected for the 2016 Downbeat Critics Poll! The … Continue reading

IU Jazz Launches Jazz Alumni Hall of Fame

by Scott Gotschall and Tom Walsh At the 2016 Jazz Celebration concert on April 23, seven individuals were inducted into … Continue reading

1965-66 IU Jazz Ensemble 50-Year Reunion

by Tom Walsh This past spring members of the 1965-66 IU Jazz Ensemble gathered in Bloomington May 27-29 to commemorate … Continue reading

A Life-Altering Event: The 1966 IU Jazz Ensemble U.S. State Department Near East & South Asia Cultural Exchange Concert Tour

By Craig Andrews (B.M. 1969) On January 29, 1966, the Indiana University Jazz Ensemble – known as the “first” of … Continue reading

Inaugural class of Jazz Alumni Hall of Fame inducted

By Maia Rabenold In 1950, the big bang of jazz education began. At least that’s what Tom Walsh, the chair … Continue reading

IU Jazz alumna raises awareness of female jazz musicians

By Alaina Milazzo   Even as a child living in Albstadt, Germany,    Monika Herzig wanted to prove her love … Continue reading

Mitch Shiner and the BloomingTones Big Band, debut CD “Fly!”

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Alumnus, Mitch Shiner ( Jazz Studies ’14), is releasing his debut CD, “Fly!” on … Continue reading

IU Jazz in NYC! IU Jazz Ensembles invited to perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Bloomington, IN – Three ensembles from the venerated Jazz Studies program at Indiana University will serve as jazz ambassadors from … Continue reading

Hot Spots: Aaron Neville, Post Modern Jazz Quartet and Jamey Aebersold

Compiled by Marci Creps   The Postmodern Jazz Quartet has become a well-known and established band that plays jazz like … Continue reading

Alumnus Larry Jacobson (MM ’90) named a best-selling author for his book “Ready, Aim, Captivate! Put Magic in Your Message and a Fortune in your Future”

Quoting the press release from T.I.M.E. Institute, LLC “Larry M. Jacobson has become a #1 international best-selling author with his … Continue reading