Jazz Program

Music Major & Minor

If you like to swing, there are many opportunities for you at Truman. 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 Hampton
  • 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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Guest Percussion Trio ConcertGuest Percussion Trio Concert

November 4, 2019

The percussion trio TROIKA will perform a guest artist concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 8 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Originally from New York City, the trio specializes in performances of new works for percussion written by some of today’s most innovative composers. In addition to traditional percussion instruments, they will be utilizing an array […]

North Star Music Festival Schedule

October 23, 2019

October 25-26 All events Free and Open to the Public Friday Concert: 8:00 PM – Performances by Faculty and students, closing with Cantoria, Truman’s a capella choir. (Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall) Saturday Concerts: 3:00 PM – Truman student musicians give a recital of contemporary works (OP 2350) 4:15 PM – Artist-talk with special guest Ivette […]

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Jazz Combo Concert
December 2 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Concert Band Concert
December 4 • 8:00pm - 9:15pm

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