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Jazz Studies

Darmon Meader appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music vocal jazz faculty

Darmon Meader

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that Darmon Meader will join its faculty as adjunct lecturer in jazz studies and choral conducting this fall. Full Story >>

Guitarist Dave Stryker appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music jazz faculty

Dave Stryker

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that Dave Stryker will join its faculty as adjunct lecturer in jazz guitar this fall. Full Story >>

Alumnus Jamey Aebersold named National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced that Jacobs School alumnus Jamey Aebersold has been named a 2014 NEA Jazz Master, the Nation's Highest Honor in Jazz. As one of just four honorees this year, Aebersold is also the recipient of the 2014 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy, given to an individual who has contributed significantly to the appreciation, knowledge, and advancement of the art form of jazz. Full Story >>

Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp begins new life at IU

Another chapter in Steve Zegree's activities at IU begins this summer with the first annual Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp. Offered to high school and college students, teachers and professionals, the 2013 camp has welcomed more than 40 participants this June from 16 states around the U.S., as well as Switzerland and Sweden. Full Story >>

Trombonist Wayne Wallace appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music jazz faculty

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that jazz trombonist Wayne Wallace will join its faculty as professor of practice in jazz this fall. A five-time Grammy nominee, Wallace is one of the most respected exponents of African American-Latin music in the world today. Full Story >>

Alumnus donates 'Saturday Night Live' drum set to IU Jacobs School percussion department

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumnus and "Saturday Night Live" band drummer Shawn Pelton recently worked with percussion students in Bloomington and donated a drum kit he used on the set of NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase. Full Story >>