MTSU Jazz Artist Series

Currently in its twentieth 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.

2018-2019 Jazz Artist Series

Concert #1

Thursday, November 1, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Dave Douglas, Trumpeter/Composer


Dave Douglas

Dave Douglas' website

Concert #2
Thursday, February 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m.  

The Tennessee Jazz Collective (Big Band)
featuring the compositions of Jamey Simmons 


Concert #3
Thursday March 14, 2019
7:30 p.m.

 Larry Panella

Larry Panella  

Larry Panella's bio

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Concert #4
Saturday, March 16, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Jeff "Tain" Watts

Jeff Watts 

 part of the
MTSU Illinois Jacquet Jazz Festival

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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