The University of Louisville School of Music has been home to the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Program for more than nine years. Through the generosity of Mr. Aebersold, who, in addition to being one of the leading proponents of jazz education and jazz materials in the world, is a participating adjunct faculty member at U of L, the School of Music is poised to have one of the leading jazz studies programs in the nation.
Jazz degrees offered at the School of Music include a Master's Degree in Performance with a Concentration in Jazz and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with an Emphasis in Jazz Studies. A Bachelor of Arts Degree with an Emphasis in Music Industry is also offered. Scholarship assistance is available for students wishing to focus their study in jazz.
Each February the university hosts Jazz Week, a week-long celebration of America's most unique musical tradition. Leading musicians from around the globe attend, hosting concerts, workshops, and clinics that are open to U of L music students and the Louisville community. Jazz Week regularly features some of the biggest names in the jazz world, including Wynton Marsalis, Michael Brecker, Clark Terry, Marion McPartland, Billy Taylor, McCoy Tyner Trio, Elvin Jones Jazz Machine, Benny Golson, Art Farmer, and Phil Woods just to name a few of the recent guest artists.
Guest artists who have appeared at U of L:
Join us in our quest to establish an endowed Visiting Jazz Artist Chair. This one-of-a-kind endowment will bring leading jazz artists to U of L for extended residencies enabling our students to study and perform alongside master jazz artists for long periods of time.
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