MTSU Jazz Artist Series

Currently in its sixteenth season, the MTSU Jazz Artist Series brings internationally-renowned jazz artists to the region for performances and educational workshops. Past guest artists have included some of the most important jazz musicians and educators in jazz history. Artists have included clarinetist Eddie Daniels, saxophonists Benny Golson, Phil Woods, David Liebman, Eric Alexander, Bob Mintzer and Dick Oatts, and Grammy-award winning artists Slide Hampton, Jim McNeeley, Tim Hagans, Peter Erskine, Rufus Reid, Randy Brecker, Paul Mckee, Donald Brown, and Terell Stafford. Committed to jazz education, we are proud to present this unique concert series to Middle Tennessee.

Concert #1

Monday, October 20, 2014
7:30 p.m.

Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger and NEA Jazz Master, Jimmy Heath:

A Tribute to Illinois Jacquet

Jimmy Heath

Concert #2

Friday, February 13, 2015 
7:30 p.m.

MTSU Jazz Alumni Big Band,
Directed by John Duke- 7:30 p.m. 




MT Alumni 

Concert #3

Saturday, March 21, 2015
7:30 p.m.

Pianist, Bill Cunliffe



Bill Cunliff

All concerts are in Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus. Individual tickets are $10. For more information, or to reserve tickets, contact: Jamey Simmons, email