Jazz Studies News from the 2012-2013 Academic Year

Peter Erskine Interviewed by DownBeat Magazine

May 1, 2013

Jazz studies faculty Peter Erskine was interviewed on his recently released ebook, No Beethoven, which is an autobiographical account of his time with the Weather Report. Read the article.


Bill Watrous and Bob Mintzer Mentioned in The Houstonian

April 4, 2013

Jazz studies faculty Bill Watrous was featured in The Houstonian for his 53rd Bill Watrous Jazz Festival. The article also mentioned jazz studies chair Bob Mintzer, who is holding clinics throughout the festival. Read the article.


Ambrose Akinmusire Mentioned in the Los Angeles Times

March 8, 2013

Jazz studies faculty Ambrose Akinmusire was included in a Los Angeles Times story on jazz shows happening around the LA area during the spring. Read the article.


Ambrose Akinmusire Mentioned in The West Milford Messenger

March 5, 2013

Jazz studies faculty Ambrose Akinmusire was mentioned in The West Milford Messenger‘s preview of the The Monterey Jazz Festival 55th Anniversary Tour. Read the article.


Peter Erskine Featured in the NT Daily

February 25, 2013

The University of North Texas publication featured jazz studies faculty Peter Erskine for his performance with the UNT One O’ Clock Lab Band. Read the article.


Alan Pasqua and Harry McKenzie Contribute to MajoringInMusic Article

February 13, 2013

Jazz piano faculty Alan Pasqua and jazz studies alum Harry McKenzie recently contributed to an article on MajoringInMusic, which lists eight considerations for prospective students planning to major in jazz. Read the article.


Ronald McCurdy Mentioned by the Los Angeles Times

February 7, 2013

Jazz studies faculty Ronald McCurdy was mentioned in the Los Angeles Times‘ preview of the “GRAMMY in the Schools Live!” event that occurred on USC’s campus and featured Colombia musician Juanes. Read the article.


Ambrose Akinmusire Mentioned by The Guardian

January 29, 2013

Jazz studies faculty Ambrose Akinmusire was mentioned in The Guardian‘s review of saxophonist Walter Smith III, who Akinmusire has recently toured and performed with. Read the article.


Alan Pasqua Included in Prog Archives Review

January 28, 2013

Rock music website Prog Archives gave Blues for Tony a 4/5 rating. The album features jazz studies faculty Alan Pasqua and pays homage to The New Tony Williams Lifetime quartet, of which Pasqua was an original member. Read the article.


Bob Sheppard and Dan Szabo Performance Covered by LA Weekly

December 13, 2012

Jazz studies faculty Bob Sheppard and DMA pianist Dan Szabo were included in LA Weekly‘s write-up of their performance with Hungarian drummer Ferenc Nemeth and jazz guitarist Lionel Loueke. Read the article.


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