School of Music

Friends of Jazz

Scott Sawyer's late night session with jazz students.

Welcome to the ECU School of Music Friends of Jazz!

In Memoriam:  "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!



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.

Special notice: Professor Emeritus George L. Broussard passed away Tuesday, March 14. He taught trombone (Jazz 'Bones, ECU Jazz Band) and musicianship at ECU from 1972 until his retirement in 2012. His obituary may be read here .

Jazz events at East Carolina University:

2017 Events:

March 28, Senior Recital, Devin Frazier, (Guitar). Fletcher Music Building, Room B105, 9:00 p.m.

April 8, Senior Recital, Samantha Kunz, (Voice). Fletcher Music Building, Recital Hall, 5:00 p.m.

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

April 18, Senior Recital, Casey Overton, (Guitar). Fletcher Music Building, Recital Hall., 9:00 p.m.

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

April 20, "TomtheJazzman"Scholarship Benefit, featuring contemporary jazz vocalist Christie Dashiell, with the ECU Jazz faculty,8:00-10:00 p.m; Student combo, 7:00-8:00 p.m. The Martinsborough, 330 Evans St., Greenville. Spirits, butlered hors d'oeuvres, and desserts. Tickets available from Mary Jane Gaddis (, by phone at 252-328-1268, or by mail to

Mary Jane Gaddis
Director of Development
College of Fine Arts and Communication
102 Erwin Building, Mail Stop 528
East Carolina University
Greenville NC 27858

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 To verify School of Music events, please call 252-328-6851.

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