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Jazz

Blair Big Band

Faculty

Ryan Middagh
Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies; Director of Jazz Studies
Email
Website
615-343-3109
2130 Blair
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
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 mission of the jazz program at Blair is to foster in our students a solid, working understanding of the fundamentals of improvisational music. 

Participation and opportunities in small ensembles, large ensembles, studio playing, composition, arranging, and teaching allow students to develop a unique, personal and individual musical voice that is influenced by the musical history of primarily North American improvisational music (jazz).