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Scott Sawyer's late night session with jazz students.

Welcome to the ECU School of Music Friends of Jazz!

In Memoriam: Clyde T. Mallison, Jr. ( "Tom the Jazzman"), 1940-2015

President, ECU School of Music Friends of Jazz, 2008-2015; Past President, 2015

Our purpose is to improve awareness of and financial support for the School of Music Jazz Studies Program. We invite you to join us. Please click on our Membership form!

Officers:

By-Laws

Jazz Studies program (Faculty, Upcoming Jazz Events, Jazz Ensembles, Jazz Degree, Audition Information, Guest Artists)

Listen to the ECU Jazz Ensemble "A"!

The 2017 Dr. Billy Taylor Jazz Concert will be held Friday, April 21.
More information forthcoming.

Jazz events at East Carolina University:

(2015 event: November 8, 2015: Battle of the Bands, featuring the Starlight Dance Band, from Goldsboro, and the Emerald City Big Band, from Greenville; a fundraiser for ECU Jazz Studies scholarships.) See selected photos below.

2016 events:

February 25, TOMTHEJAZZMAN Scholarship Benefit, featuring Guest Artist Jiggs Whigham, with the Jazz Faculty. Event was held at The Martinsborough, Jefferson Blount-Harvey Building, 330 Evans Street, Greenville, NC. (See selected photos below.) Facebook users may click here for photos from the benefit.

December 2, Combined Jazz Concert, Wright Auditorium, 8:00 p.m.

2017 Events:

February 3, ECU Wind & Jazz Ensemble Concert, Wright Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

February 25, Senior Saxophone Recital (Jazz), Alex Ilgenfritz. Fletcher Music Building, Room B110, 5:00 p.m.

April 17, Jazz Combos Concert, Fletcher Music Building, Room B110, 8:00 p.m.

April 19, Jazz Ensemble (B) Concert, Fletcher Music Building, Room B110, 8:00 p.m.

April 21, Dr. Billy Taylor Gala Concert, Wright Auditorium, 8:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Mr. Dashiell, 252-328-6240.

Recitals by Jazz Studies majors and other students in jazz combos are listed in the School of Music events calendar at http://www.events.ecu.edu/music. To verify School of Music events, please call 252-328-6851.

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Webmaster: Michael G. Cotter

Ed Wheatley, at Battle of the Bands

Carroll Dashiell's tribute to Tom the Jazzman