FSOM Students

Prospective Students – please refer to the FSOM website for updated audition requirements and procedures.

UM Alumni, Fans, Students, and Prospective Students will enjoy John Daversa’s (chair, Studio Music and JazzWebsite and our UMiami Jazz Sax Facebook page.  Also visit our Frost Jazz Department Facebook page.

Your go to source for jazz at UM – The UM Jazz YouTube channel:  www.youtube.com/univmiamijazz  Over 100 videos of Frost Jazz student, faculty, and guest artist performances!

Please welcome these outstanding jazz saxophonists to Frost for fall 2017:


Duncan MCElman (Sacramento CA)

Jack Knowlton (Eau Claire, WI)


Aldo Salvent (Miami FL)


David Leon 2016 Banff Jazz Workshop, 2016 Downbeat Outstanding Performance awards (2), now tearing it up in NYC!

Sean Johnson 2016 Banff Jazz WorkshopBetty Carter Jazz Ahead Workshop invitee and Downbeat Award winner for Small Jazz Combo

Troy Roberts   New solo recording and new recordings with Jeff “Tain” Watts Quartet, Downbeat write up (April 2016)

Tivon Pennicott New Album: Lover of Nature

Aaron Irwin  New CD http://aaronirwin.com/

sax grads – let me know what you are up to!

Useful Links:

>>  UM JAZZ YouTube Channel

>>  Prospective students (Jazz Saxophone)

>>  Criteria for grading jazz saxophone private lessons

>>  General guidelines for jazz saxophone private study

>>  Jazz saxophone private study syllabus


All 2 credit students must perform in the saxophone forum at least once a year (unless you are playing your graduation recital). Plan ahead and get a date early. At the beginning of second semester there will be a sign up sheet on my door.

SAX STUDIO CLASS on designated Monday nights after the department jazz hang!

Upcoming Frost Guests 2017-2018

Troy Roberts

Dave Holland

Nick Smart

John Beasley

Carl Allen

Some of the past three years (2012-15) guest artists:

Antonio Adolpho

Kenny Barron

Terrence Blanchard Quintet

Dave Holland

Mark O’Connor

Chick Corea

Bobby McFerrin

Dave Douglas

Christian McBride

Vince Mendoza

Dr. John

Bruce Hornsby

Gloria Estevan

Christian Howes

Wayne Escoffery

Mike DiRubbo

Jeff Tain Watts

Andy Laverne

Fred Hersch

Alan Ferber

Rick Margitza

Branford Marsalis

Check out Jazz at the following local venues – can’t keep up with all details here:

Coral Gable Open Stage Club (Monday nights)

Churchill’s (Monday nights)

The Globe, Coral Gables (jazz Sat nights)

Lagniappe Cajun House (jazz most nights)

Soya Restaurant, Downtown (jazz most  nights)

Bougainvillea, South Miami

The Fish House, Kendall

Books and Books Coral Gables (Friday nights)

Ball and Chain (Little Havana)

Neme (Coral Gables)

East Hotel (Brickell)

for ALL the listing subscribe to the South Florida Jazz list: send an email to Jeanette at southfloridajazzlist <southfloridajazzlist@gmail.com>

Concert Series:

Jazz Roots    (Arsht Center – big names)

Gold Coast Jazz Society (big name and local, monthly at Broward Center, Ft Lauderdale)

South Florida Jazz (big names, monthly at Nova U in Davie) http://www.southfloridajazz.org/

Sunshine Jazz (big names, monthly)

Jazz Arts Musical Society (big names monthly)

Good websites:  http://www.jazzbluesflorida.com/links.htm

Miami Jazz Co-op http://www.miamijazz.org