Category: Faculty

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

Dave Stryker is on a Roll! New CD Eight Track II

by Scott Gotschall Congratulations to IU Jazz faculty member Dave Stryker, who appears this month in both Jazz Times magazine … 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

Jacobs concert to feature jazz vocal ensembles

By Brooke McAfee The challenge for the musicians in the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and IUnison is to realize every voice … Continue reading

DownBeat: Jazz Educator Steve Zegree Dies at 61

DownBeat Magazine 3/11/2015 Steve Zegree, an internationally respected vocal jazz educator who was also an accomplished pianist and choral conductor, … Continue reading

Jazz great David Baker honored for lifelong commitment to music, teaching

By Marcela Creps   David Baker may not have planted the seed that resulted in the rich garden that is … Continue reading

New CD from IU Jazz faculty member Dave Stryker

IU jazz faculty member Dave Stryker adds to his prolific recorded output with his latest CD project: Eight Track. The … Continue reading

Wayne Wallace: ‘Your Art Should Go Hand-in-Hand With Your Social Consciousness’

Wayne Wallace is an acclaimed Afro-Latin jazz musician and eloquent public intellectual. This academic year, the multi-faceted, 61-year-old trombonist became … Continue reading

Latin Jazz Octet makes debut performance

By Anthony Broderick Grammy-nominated jazz artist, arranger, educator and composer Wayne Wallace debuted his Latin Jazz Octet at 5:30 p.m. … Continue reading

Music Review: Latin Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble plays Latin-inspired music By Anicka Slachta The Musical Arts Center came alive Monday night with the sounds of … Continue reading