MTSU Jazz Artist Series

Currently in its nineteenth 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.

ASLO: Special Clinic and Masterclass: Saturday, November 4, 2017 - Tamir Hendelman, award winning jazz pianist 
in Saunders Fine Arts: room 303
Concert #1

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
7:30 p.m.

MTSU Faculty Jazztet
with Mie Han, guest artist


Faculty Jazztet 2017

Mike Parkinson, trumpet, 
Don Aliquo, tenor saxophone, 
Matt Endahl, piano, 
Jonathan Wires, bass, and 
Brian Mueller, drums

Concert #2
Thursday, November 9, 2017
7:30 p.m.

The Music of Dizzy Gillespie,

featuring special guests
Denis Solee
and Roland Barber
Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie

Concert #3
Thursday, February 1, 2018
7:30 p.m.

MTSU Jazz Artist Series - 
Peter Bernstein, jazz guitarist


Peter Bernstein

Peter Bernstein's website

Concert #4
Saturday, March 17, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Matt Wilson, Jazz Drummer
with Gary  Wittner, jazz guitar,
also MTSU jazz faculty &
Jazz Ensemble I 

Matt Wilson

Matt Wison's website

Gary Wittner's website


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