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 2016:


Isaac Guido (Boca Raton, FL)

Quin McIntyre (Portland, OR)

Kyle Schroeder   (New Port Richey, FL)

Chris Vanacore (Guilford, CT)

Masimius Watson (Concord, CA)


Nathan Hatton MM (Independence, KY)

Josiah Boornazian DMA  (Yakima, WA)


David Leon 2016 Banff Jazz Workshop, 2016 Downbeat Outstanding Performance awards (2)

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 2016-2017

Dave Liebman

Branford Marsalis

and more (www.music.miami.edu for complete listings, see the Gusman Hall and Festival Miami Calendars.

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

Soya Restaurant, Downtown (jazz most  nights)

Bougainvillea, South Miami

The Fish House, Kendall

Books and Books Coral Gables (Friday nights)

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)

Hot Nights/Cool Jazz (local talent, Bass Museum Miami Beach)

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