School of Music

East Carolina University 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; and Edward Wheatley (1936-2018), Founder and Past President, ECU School of Music Friends of Jazz 2008-2015

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"!

Jazz events at East Carolina University:

2018 Events:

Friday, November 16, Jesse Shelton, Senior Jazz Recital, Fletcher Music Building, Room 110, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 1, Combined Jazz Ensembles Concert. Wright Auditorium, 8:00 p.m.


Friday, February 1, ECU Jazz and Wind Ensembles Concert, Wright Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10, ECU Billy Taylor Jazz Festival. ECU Jazz Ensemble "B" Free. Open to the public. A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall, 8:00 p.m. For more information call 252-328-6851

Thursday, April 11,  ECU Billy Taylor Jazz Festival. ECU Friends of Jazz "TomtheJazzman" Scholarship Benefit Concert.  The Martinsborough, Uptown Greenville. Ticketed Event, 7:00-9:00 p.m. For tickets, contact 252-328-1268.

Saturday, April 13, Billy Taylor Jazz Festival Gala Concert, Wright Auditorium, 8:00 p.m. (Featured artists will be announced at a later date.)

Other Jazz events in the 2018-19 academic year will be listed as they are scheduled.

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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