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Jazz Studies Faculty

Years employed

Faculty name

Title

Area

1958-81

 

Paul Tanner

 

Lecturer

 

Jazz History

 

1966-present

 

Gary Gray

Professor

Director, Jazz Ensembles

1967-71

 

Willie Ruff

Lecturer

 

Jazz History

 

1967-94

 

Alden Ashforth

 

Professor

 

New Orleans Jazz History

 

1981-89

Warren Pinckney

 

Assistant Professor

Jazz History

 

1982-present

 

Gordon Henderson

Professor

Director, Jazz Ensembles

1986-89

 

David Such

 

Visiting Assistant Professor

 

Jazz

 

1987-88

Charles Weisenberg

Visiting Assistant Professor

Jazz

 

1989

 

John "Dizzy" Gillespie

Regents' Lecturer

 

Jazz

 

1989-90

Frank Bennett

Visiting Assistant Professor

Jazz

 

1989-90

Leonard Feather

Visiting Professor

Jazz

 

1990-91; 2010

Eddie S. Meadows

Visiting Professor

Jazz

 

1991

 

Yusef Lateef

 

Regents' Lecturer

 

Jazz

 

1991-92

Thomas Owens

Visiting Professor

Jazz

 

1991; 1992-08

Gerald Wilson

Lecturer

Jazz History, Director, Big Band

 

1994

 

Tito Puente

 

Regents' Lecturer

 

Latin Jazz

 

1995-present

Kenny Burrell

Professor and Jazz Studies Director (Lecturer in African American Studies from 1978-95)

Director, Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, Director, Jazz Combo, Ellingtonia

 

1996-99

 

Oscar Brashear

 

Lecturer

 

Jazz Trumpet

 

1996-00

 

Billy Childs

Lecturer

Jazz Piano

 

1996-01

 

Garnett Brown

 

Lecturer

 

Jazz Trombone and Director, Big Band

 

1996-01

 

Billy Higgins

 

Lecturer

 

Jazz Percussion

 

1996-01

 

Harold Land

 

Lecturer

 

Jazz Saxophone

 

1996-05

 

Tom Ranier

 

Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

Jazz Theory and Improvisation, Jazz Keyboard Harmony, Jazz Piano

 

1996-present

 

Roberto Miranda

 

Adjunct Associate Professor

 

Jazz Bass

 

1996-present

 

Barbara Morrison

 

Adjunct Associate Professor

 

Jazz Vocals

 

1996-present

 

Ruth Price

 

Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

Jazz Vocals

 

1997-2017

 

George Bohanon

 

Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

Jazz Trombone; Director, Jazz Combo

 

1997

 

Herbie Hancock

 

Regents' Lecturer

 

Jazz Piano, Composition

 

1998-08

 

Anthony Wilson

Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

Jazz Guitar, Director, Jazz Combo

 

1998-present

 

Michele Weir

 

Adjunct Associate Professor

 

Jazz Vocals, Director, Jazz Combo

 

1999-04

 

Llew Matthews

Lecturer

 

Director, Big Band, Jazz Piano

 

2000-present

 

Bobby Rodriguez

 

Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

Director, LatinJazz Ensemble

 

2001-05

 

Sherman Ferguson

 

Lecturer

 

Jazz Percussion

 

2002, 2004, 2006, 2011

 

Alessandro Duranti

 

Professor, Anthropology

 

Aesthetics of Jazz

 

2002-present

 

Charles Owens

 

Lecturer

 

Jazz Woodwinds, Director, Jazz Combo

 

2004-present

 

Charley Harrison

 

Lecturer

 

Director, Jazz Orchestra and Jazz History

 

2005-present

 

Tamir Hendelman

 

Lecturer

 

Jazz Theory and Improvisation, Jazz Keyboard Harmony, Jazz Piano, Composition

 

2006

 

Henry Butler

 

Regents' Lecturer

 

Blues, Jazz, New Orleans piano

 

2006-present

 

Clayton Cameron

 

Lecturer

 

Jazz Percussion, Director, Jazz Combo

 

2008-present

 

Wolf Marshall

Lecturer

 

Jazz Guitar

 

2008-present

 

James Newton

 

Professor

 

Jazz History, Composition, Director, Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, and Director, Charles Mingus Ensemble

 

2009-present

 

Justo Almario

 

Lecturer

 

Jazz Saxophone

 

2013-present

 

Herbie Hancock Adjunct Professor Thelonious Monk Insitute of Jazz

2013-present

 

Wayne Shorter Adjunct Professor Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

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