Jazz

  • Blair Big Band: Solidarity

    Blair Big Band “Solidarity” concert coming Friday, February 23

    The Blair Big Band will present a collaborative concert, Solidarity, on February 23. The award-winning Blair Big Band, directed by Ryan Middagh, will present a special concert event on Friday, February 23, entitled Solidarity: An Evening of Creative Collaborations. The performance will feature Blair School of Music students, faculty,… Read More

    Feb. 11, 2024

  • Wadada Leo Smith

    Vanderbilt welcomes music great Wadada Leo Smith this week

    Photo: Jimmy Katz Lauded musician, composer, and educator Wadada Leo Smith will be at Vanderbilt November 28 – December 1 for a residency that will include two musical performances and a special forum interview event. A creative visionary, Smith’s lengthy list of accomplishments and accolades includes a Guggenheim Fellowship, Doris… Read More

    Nov. 27, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    International Jazz Composers’ Symposium coming to Blair

    International Jazz Composers’ Symposium   Blair School of Music will host the sixth International Jazz Composers’ Symposium, May 16-18, 2024. Presented by the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC), the conference provides a forum that unites jazz composers of all ages and nationalities in an informal exchange of… Read More

    Sep. 17, 2023