Jamey and Sara Aebersold Jazz Fellowship

Jamey Aebersold, born in 1939 in New Albany, Indiana, is a nationally-known saxophonist and authority on jazz education and improvisation. He is a graduate of Indiana University with a Masters Degree in Saxophone awarded in 1962. In 1992, He also received an Honorary Doctorate of Music by Indiana University. Jamey has developed a series of Aebersold Play-A-Longs—book and recording sets—as well as various other supplemental aids for the development of improvisational skills. He has taught at three colleges and universities in the Louisville, Kentucky area, and has made guest appearances around the world. Jamey has been a driving force in America's native art form, Jazz, and continues to kindle the fires of musical imagination in those with whom he comes in contact.

The Jamey and Sara Aebersold Jazz Felloship is awarded annually to graduate students enrolled in the Jacobs School of Music who major in jazz studies to encourage the next generation of jazz students.