ECU School of Music Friends of Jazz!
"Tom the Jazzman"
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
Jazz Studies program
(Faculty, Upcoming Jazz Events, Jazz Ensembles, Jazz Degree, Audition Information, Guest Artists)
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:
Sunday, April 15, Zack Graybeal, senior recital, percussion. A. J. Fletcher Music Building, room 110, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18, ECU Jazz Ensemble (B) Concert; ECU Jazz students under the direction of 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
V. Dashiell, Jr. and 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, featuring special guests Vanessa Rubin and Allyn Johnson. Wright Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24, Chris Puckett, Senior recital, bass violin. A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 26, Jesse Shelton, Junior recital, saxophone. A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall, 7:00 p.m.
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.
Michael G. Cotter