MTSU Jazz Artist Series

Currently in its twenty-first 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.

2019-2020 Jazz Artist Series

Concert #1

Thursday, October 31, 2019
8:00 p.m.

MTSU Vocal Jazz Showcase:
Cedric Dent, Jim Ferguson,
Ashley Kimbrough


    spacer Cedric DentJim FergusonAshley Kimbrough



         Dent              Ferguson   Kimbrough

Concert #2
Thursday, February 6, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Artist TBA


Concert #3
Saturday, March 21, 2020

 Gary Smulyan
Baritone Saxophonist

Gary Smulyan  

Part of the
MTSU Illinois Jacquet Jazz Festival

Artist's Website


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