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East Carolina University Friends of Jazz


Welcome to the East Carolina University School of Music Friends of Jazz!

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


  • President: Tom Mallison, 252-756-6555 (Please contact Mr. Mallison for more information about the Friends of Jazz.)
  • Vice-President: Graham Burkheimer
  • Secretary: Michael Cotter, 252-752-8854
  • Director of the School of Music: Christopher Ulffers, 252-328-4270
  • Interim Director of the Jazz Studies Program: Jeff Bair, 252-328-1254


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

Listen to the ECU Jazz Ensemble "A"!

Featured event for 2015 will be Jazz Appreciation Week, April 22 and 24,
featuring Jon Metzger and Charlie Young, with the ECU Jazz Ensemble "A" on April 24.

Other jazz events at East Carolina University:

2015 events:

February 6, All District Band Wind/Jazz Ensemble Concert. Wright Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. 

February 6, First Friday Jazz @ St. Paul's; Student Jazz combo.  St. Paul's Episcopal Chapel, 401 E. 4th St., Greenville, 8:00 p.m. Admission fee at the door.  (Parking on 3rd. St. side.)

February 26, Friends of Jazz Scholarship Benefit.  Featuring the East Carolina University Jazz Faculty, with the internationally known trombonist, Jiggs Whigham, as guest artist.  Reception at 7:00; ECU jazz students Contemporary Combo (opening act), 7:30; concert at 8:00.  Location: The Martinsborough Room, 330 Evans St, Greenville.  Tickets will be available from the ECU Central Ticket Office, at 252-328-4788.  For general information, please contact Mary Jane Gaddis at 252-328-1268, or*

March 19, ECU Jazz Combos Concert.  A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

April 22, ECU Jazz Ensemble "B" and Combos, A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall, 8:00 p.m. (Jazz Appreciation Week event)

April 24, Jazz Appreciation Week Concert, featuring Jon Metzger and Charlie Young, with the ECU Jazz Ensemble "A", Wright Auditorium, 8:00 p.m.

* Ticketed concerts; contact the Central Ticket Office at 252-328-4788 or 1-800-ECU-ARTS; information on ordering tickets for specific concerts will be forthcoming.

Recitals by Jazz Studies majors and other students in jazz combos are listed in the School of Music events calendar at

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