School of Music

Friends of Jazz

Scott Sawyer's late night session with jazz students.

Welcome to the ECU School of Music Friends of Jazz!

In Memoriam:  "Tom the Jazzman" 1940-2015

President, ECU School of Music Friends of Jazz, 2008-2015; Past President, 2015

Our purpose is to improve awareness of and financial support for the School of Music Jazz Studies Program. We invite you to join us. Please click on our Membership form!



Jazz Studies program (Faculty, Upcoming Jazz Events, Jazz Ensembles, Jazz Degree, Audition Information, Guest Artists)

Listen to the ECU Jazz Ensemble "A"!

The 2018 Dr. Billy Taylor Jazz Gala Concert, featuring special guests Vanessa Rubin and Allyn Johnson, will be held Saturday, April 21, in Wright Auditorium, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 252-328-6851.

Jazz events at East Carolina University:

2018 Events:

Monday, January 8, Guest recital, University of North Texas Regents Professor Emeritus James Riggs, saxophone, and members of the ECU Jazz Faculty. A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall, 8 p.m.

Friday, February 2, Wind and Jazz Ensembles Concert. Wright Auditorium, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18, ECU Jazz Ensemble (B) Concert; ECU Jazz students under the direction of Mr. Dan Davis. A. J. Fletcher Music Building, Room B110.

Thursday, April 19, Tom The Jazzman Scholarship Benefit. Featuring the Dr. Billy Taylor Jazz Combo starting at 7:00pm; special guests Maurice Hines and Sherrie Maricle accompanied by Carroll Dashiell, Dr. Jeff Bair assisted by the Dr. Billy Taylor Jazz Combo at 8:15pm. This event will take place at the Martinsborough, 330 Evans St, Greenville, NC. For tickets and more information please contact Mary Jane Gaddis, 252-328-1268.

Friday, April 20, ECU Jazz Combos Concert, under the direction of Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr. A. J. Fletcher Music Building, Room B110, 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 21, Dr. Billy Taylor Gala Concert. Wright Auditorium, 8 p.m. More details forthcoming.

Other Jazz events in the 2017-18 academic year will be listed as they are scheduled.

Recitals by Jazz Studies majors and other students in jazz combos are listed in the School of Music events calendar at To verify School of Music events, please call 252-328-6851.

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