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Jazz

Blair Big Band

Faculty

Jeff Coffin
Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Saxophone
Email
Website
615-322-4917
2118 Blair
Collegiate non-primary majors, collegiate minors, and Blair Academy students
Bruce Dudley
Adjunct Instructor in Jazz Piano
Email
615-322-4938
2184 Blair
Collegiate non-primary majors, collegiate minors, and Blair Academy students
Jerry Kimbrough
Adjunct Associate Professor of Guitar
Email
Website
615-343-6360
1190 Blair
Collegiate non-primary majors, collegiate minors, and Blair Academy students
Nick Laufer
Adjunct Artist Teacher of Trombone
Adjunct Artist Teacher of Trombone
Email
615-322-7698
2128 Blair
Collegiate non-primary majors, collegiate minors, and Blair Academy students
Bethany Merritt
Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Voice
Email
Website
Blair 2128
Ryan Middagh
Assistant Professor of Jazz; Chair of the Jazz and Global Music Department; Affiliate Faculty for the Center for Latin American Studies
Email
Website
615-343-3109
2130 Blair
Roger A. Spencer
Adjunct Artist Teacher of Jazz Ensemble
Email
(615) 646-6817
1176 Blair
Christina Watson
Adjunct Lecturer in Voice; Director of Blair Jazz Choir
Email
Website
Collegiate non-primary majors, collegiate minors, and Blair Academy students
Marc Widenhofer
Adjunct Instructor in Global Jazz Studies

615-322-7651
2130 Blair

About the Jazz Department

Director of Jazz Studies: Ryan Middagh

The department of Jazz Studies at Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music pursues in-depth study of North American improvisational music and how it intersects with diverse music of the world. Through excellence in scholarship, creative live performance, touring; recording sessions, and community outreach and engagement, we foster the next generation of professional musicians, creative artists and critical thinkers.