By Audrey Perkins For Janis Siegel, nine-time Grammy winner and 17-time Grammy nominee, music did not come easy. It’s …
By Alaina Milazzo Even as a child living in Albstadt, Germany, Monika Herzig wanted to prove her love …
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Alumnus, Mitch Shiner ( Jazz Studies ’14), is releasing his debut CD, “Fly!” on …
By Brandon Cook Blue lights illuminated a giant, superimposed image of three “Indiana Jazz Legends” Saturday night in the …
By Brandon Cook Jacobs School of Music master’s student and award-nominated jazz guitarist Matt MacDougall led the debut concert …
The IU Jacobs School of Music presents: Jazz Celebration—Indiana Jazz Legends: Hoagy, Wes, and J.J. When: 8:00 pm, Saturday, April …
Bloomington, IN – Three ensembles from the venerated Jazz Studies program at Indiana University will serve as jazz ambassadors from …
IU jazz faculty member Dave Stryker adds to his prolific recorded output with his latest CD project: Eight Track. The …
Compiled by Marci Creps The Postmodern Jazz Quartet has become a well-known and established band that plays jazz like …
Wayne Wallace is an acclaimed Afro-Latin jazz musician and eloquent public intellectual. This academic year, the multi-faceted, 61-year-old trombonist became …
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Navarro as director of marketing and publicity, effective Nov. 10.
Make no mistake about it, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Musics Auer Hall will start swinging at 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, as the IU Vocal Jazz Ensembles present A Tribute to The Manhattan Transfer with special guest artist Janis Siegel, founding member of this iconic jazz/pop vocal group.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and its Center for Electronic and Computer Music will host a free talk by Larry Groupe, The Hollywood Film Composer Today, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, in the Simon Music Centers Sweeney Lecture Hall.
The Grammy-nominated Indiana University Singing Hoosiers will present their third annual Fall Preview Concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, and Saturday, Oct. 4.
The second annual Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will offer free performances June 23-27.
As part of Indiana University's fourth annual Summer Festival of the Arts, the Jacobs School of Music will present Summer Music, a series of more than 40 free and ticketed events from June 7 through July 25. The series will include an array of world-class concerts featuring orchestra, jazz, chamber music, piano, choral, band, percussion, opera and other special events.
The Indiana University Singing Hoosiers, directed by Steve Zegree, will once again act as IUs Ambassadors of Song when they tour Australia May 11-27.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Alain Barker as director of entrepreneurship and career development, and lecturer, effective July 1, 2014.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music boasts two winners in DownBeat magazine's 37th Annual Student Music Awards, announced today.
As part of the national Jazz Appreciation Month, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will pay tribute to several Indiana jazz legends at its annual "Jazz Celebration" concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center.
Three ensembles from the Indiana University Jazz Studies program at the Jacobs School of Music will serve as jazz ambassadors from Indiana during a featured performance on the final concert of the 2014 New York City Jazz Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center at 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 13.
On Nov. 15, three Indiana University graduates will receive IU's Distinguished Alumni Service Award, the university's highest award given only to an alumna or alumnus. The recipients are Chief Justice Shirley Schlanger Abrahamson, Wisconsin Supreme Court; legendary soul musician Booker T. Jones; and former U.S. Secretary of Education Roderick R. Paige.
Meader -- recognized in both the vocal and instrumental jazz worlds -- has achieved global recognition as founder, musical director, chief arranger, composer, producer, saxophonist and vocalist with New York Voices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that Norwegian-born Espen Jensen is its new director of admissions and financial aid. He began his activities as director March 18, 2013.
IU Jacobs School of Music professor Michael Spiro, a seven-time Grammy nominee, is having a huge impact on Bloomington's local and regional music scene since being hired to teach at the school in 2011. His impact took another leap forward recently with the forming of Ritmos Unidos, a high-energy ensemble, which released its first CD in January -- "iFunklorico!."
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will present its annual Jazz Celebration at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center with a significant tribute to Indiana legend Cole Porter. The event is the first in a series of annual concerts that will focus on the impressive legacy of the art form in the state and coincides with the nationally celebrated Jazz Appreciation Month of April.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music continues to be a contender on the nominee list for the annual Grammy Awards, to be presented live on Feb. 10, 2013, on CBS by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of jazz vocalist and vocal jazz ensemble director Ly Wilder as adjunct lecturer in jazz voice, completing a faculty lineup that will introduce vocal jazz as a major study area in the school.
New concert offerings, a vocal jazz ensemble and world-class guest artists are just part of the "happenings" this fall in the Jazz Studies Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The semester kicks off with the Brent Wallarab Jazz Ensemble in the Musical Arts Center Sept. 17.
Indiana University Distinguished Professor David N. Baker, chair of the Jacobs School of Music Jazz Studies department, will be among the Indianapolis jazz musicians honored when the "Jazz Masters of Indiana Avenue" mural is dedicated on Saturday, July 14, at 3 p.m. on the south side of Musicians' Repair and Sales at 332 N. Capitol Ave. in Indianapolis. The event is free and open to the public.
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor David N. Baker Jr., chair of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Jazz Studies, who was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., during its commencement ceremony on May 20.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has announced that internationally recognized vocal jazz conductor and educator Steve Zegree will join its faculty in the fall as the Pam and Jack Burks Professor of Music and director of the legendary Singing Hoosiers, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University.
A $1.9 million gift has been made to the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Jazz Studies Department by the estate of Anne and Paul Plummer. A tenor saxophonist, Paul Plummer was a close friend of Distinguished Professor David N. Baker.
In partnership with the Indiana University Office of the President, Michael A. McRobbie, the IU Jacobs School of Music will present "Jazz Celebration" on April 21 in the Musical Arts Center -- a star-studded concert featuring four internationally recognized alumni and a host of ensembles.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Latin American Music Center (LAMC) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the pre-release of "Romance: A Collection of Latin Love Songs," a new CD featuring Grammy Award-winning vocalist Sylvia McNair and jazz faculty members Tom Walsh, Jeremy Allen and Luke Gillespie.
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie presented the President's Medal for Excellence to David Baker, distinguished professor of jazz studies and chair of the Jazz Studies Department at the Jacobs School of Music. The presentation was made during a musical celebration honoring Baker's 80th's birthday on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Musical Arts Center.
In honor of his 60-year career as a jazz musician and educator, the Jacobs School of Music will present the David Baker 80th Birthday Celebration at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center. Admission is free but requires tickets, available from the MAC box office beginning Tuesday, Jan. 10.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music remains prominent on the nominee list for the annual Grammy Awards, to be presented live Feb. 12 on CBS by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty and students will jazz up seasonal favorites during Holiday Celebration, a star-studded concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the Musical Arts Center. Admission is free but requires tickets, available from the MAC box office beginning Monday, Nov. 21.
The David Linard Trio was chosen as the recipient of the second annual Emerging Jazz Artist Project Award on Monday, Oct. 24, during the David N. Baker Jazz Ensemble concert at the Musical Arts Center of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Jazz musician and IU Distinguished Professor David Baker has received just about every honor imaginable in his 60-year career as a jazz musician and educator. But never has he been the subject of a book -- until now. David Baker: A Legacy in Music, published by Indiana University Press, celebrates Baker's life and his work as a musician, composer, author, arts advocate and, especially, teacher and educator.
Following three years as a visiting faculty member, internationally recognized world percussionist, recording artist and educator Michael Spiro has been appointed associate professor of percussion at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.