Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair Sean Jones, jazz was interviewed by Geoffrey Himes about how he has restructured the jazz department at Peabody. He emphasizes the importance of “the hang” or when young jazz players interact with more seasoned performers to learn the craft. Jones also comments on the importance of living where you work in order to fully immerse oneself into the community. The article will be published in the March 2019 issue of Downbeat Magazine.
Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair of Jazz Studies Sean Jones, trumpet, has been named president of the Jazz Education Network. The Jazz Education Network is dedicated to building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting performances and developing audiences.
Master’s candidate Misael Tambuwun, composition, was appointed artistic director of Overture 1215, a classical and jazz Christmas concert in Philadelphia. This concert will feature a number of Peabody students and alumni, including Tambuwun, master’s candidate Emma Dickinson, soprano; sophomore Lawrence Hutfles, jazz bass; senior Gabriel Petkaitis, jazz drums; and Noah Dion (BM ’17, Jazz Piano; BS ’17, Political Science), and it will take place on Saturday, December 15, at 6:30 pm in Philadelphia, Penn.
Nate Jolley (BM ’09, Jazz Percussion) was featured in this month’s issue of Hollywood Weekly, as their cover story. The article talks about his career, past, and his experiences in recording and producing.