Jazz Program

Music Major & Minor

If you like to swing, there are many opportunities for you at Truman!

A Lively Community of Learners

You can perform in one of the large Jazz Ensembles or small Jazz Combos, pursue the Jazz Minor, and take classes in Jazz Improvisation, Arranging, Pedagogy, and History.

The annual JazzFest brings opportunities to perform and learn from world-famous musicians – recent guest artists have included:

  • Clark Terry
  • Slide Hamptonjazz ensemble
  • Jon Faddis
  • Bill Watrous
  • Randy Brecker
  • John Abercrombie
  • Matt Wilson
  • Ben Allison
  • Ingred Jensen
  • Ethan Iverson

Preparing for Lives That Matter

We’re proud of our jazz alumni who are currently working as professional jazz performers and educators:

  • Jo Ann Daugherty (Chicago, IL)
  • Bill McKemy (Kansas City, MO)
  • Ken Kehner (Jefferson City, MO)
  • Bob Long (St. Joseph, MO)
  • Mike Metheny (Kansas City, MO)
  • Dave Kobberdahl (Des Moines, IA)
  • Wayne Page (Des Moines, IA)

If you have any questions about the jazz program at Truman, contact Professor Tim AuBuchon.

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Clarinet Choir to Perform at MBA ConventionClarinet Choir to Perform at MBA Convention

May 8, 2017

The Truman Clarinet Choir will perform at the 49th Annual Summer Convention of the Missouri Bandmasters Association, June 19, 2017 at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo. The ensemble is currently made up of 21 clarinet students and two guest percussionists. The concert, titled, “Music From Around the World,” includes Masanori Taruya’s “A Picture […]

Clarinet Professor Performs in South DakotaClarinet Professor Performs in South Dakota

April 18, 2017

Dr. Jesse Krebs, Associate Professor of Music, served as this year’s guest artist for the 2017 South Dakota Clarinet Day at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, S.D., on Thursday, April 13. He worked with students from the University of South Dakota in two master classes and performed a clarinet recital that included Erland von […]

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Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Lab Band
September 29 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
University Orchestra Concert
September 30 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm

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