FSOM Students

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 please visit our Frost Jazz Department Facebook page.

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

Please welcome these outstanding jazz saxophonists to Frost for fall 2018. They are an impressive bunch!


David Mason (Tampa, FL)

Shane McCandless (State College, PA)

Peter Haensel (Falls Church, VA)

Colin Logatto (Nesconset, NY)

Mathew Clarke (Devon, PA)


Angelo Izzzo (Miami FL)


Troy Roberts   New solo recording and new recordings with Joey DeFrancesco, Downbeat write up April 2016. Currently touring with both and too many new releases to mention!

Brandon Wright continues to perform in NYC with his own groups and the Mingus Big Band, currently touring with Lionel Ritchie.

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

Tivon Pennicott New Album: Lover of Nature

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

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


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:

Adam Rogers 

(other TBA)

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

Troy Roberts

Dave Holland

Nick Smart

John Beasley

Carl Allen

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