MTSU Jazz Artist Series

Currently in its eighteenth season, the MTSU Jazz Artist Series brings internationally-renowned jazz artists to the region for performances and educational workshops. Past guest artists have included some of the most important jazz musicians and educators in jazz history. Artists have included clarinetist Eddie Daniels, saxophonists Benny Golson, Phil Woods, David Liebman, Eric Alexander, Bob Mintzer and Dick Oatts, and Grammy-award winning artists Slide Hampton, Jim McNeeley, Tim Hagans, Peter Erskine, Rufus Reid, Randy Brecker, Paul Mckee, Donald Brown, and Terell Stafford. Committed to jazz education, we are proud to present this unique concert series to Middle Tennessee.

Concert #1

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
7:30 p.m.

Tennessee Jazz Collective

Ryan Truesdell, director
The Music of Gil Evans

Ryan Truesdale

Concert #2
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017
7:30 p.m.

MTSU Jazz/Dance Theater Collaboration


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Concert #3
Saturday, March 25, 2017
7:30 p.m.

MTSU Jazz Artist Series - 
Rich Perry, jazz, tenor saxophone


Rich Perry

part of the
MTSU Illinois Jacquet Jazz Festival

All concerts are in Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus. Individual tickets are $10. For more information, or to reserve tickets, contact: Jamey Simmons, email