Jazz Studies News

Elon Music Ambassadors perform at JazzIt International Music Festival in Italy

The performance by the ensemble, consisting of Elon students and alumni, was part of a 10-day tour.

Elon's Rusty Smith to perform with N.C. Brass Band for 'Latin Brass' concert

The North Carolina Brass Band will present a program of Latin Music on Sept. 22 and 23.

Matthew Buckmaster a panelist at Jazzit Festival in Italy

The assistant dean of global education and associate professor of music and education was an invited panelist for jazz education.

Jon Metzger Featured in Article on Jazz Vibraphone Pedagogy

The professor and chair of the Department of Music was featured in the February 2016 issue of Rhythm! Scene

Jon Metzger named to Down Beat magazine Critics Poll

Music department alum reviewed in New York Times

Jon Metzger Presents at PASIC

Jon Metzger presents a keyboard improvisation lab and performs at PASIC.

Jon Metzger receives ASCAP Plus Award

Jon Metzger receives a Plus Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.

Jon Metzger appears on Grammy-nominated recording

"Christmas" has been nominated for consideration in the 56th Grammy Awards by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. 

Jon Metzger Appears on Three New Recordings
Jon Metzger recently collaborated with several jazz musicians to produce new recordings, including a two-CD set.
Jon Metzger Presents Master Classes
Jazz artist Jon Metzger worked with students at two Florida universities.
Jazz Ensemble Auditions - Aug. 28
Schedule for 16th annual Elon University Jazz Festival
The Elon University Jazz Festival runs Feb. 13-18, 2012, with several events for students, faculty and staff to enjoy around campus.
Jon Metzger Presents at International Conference
Associate Professor Jon Metzger was invited to perform at the third annual Jazz Educators Network Conference on January 4 and 5 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Jon Metzger Completes Jazz Studies Residency at Duke University
While at Duke University, associate professor Jon Metzger presented a lecture on the historically significant and influential jazz vibraphonists for a Jazz Masters Symposium, gave a master class for Jazz Studies students, and performed as the featured soloist with the Duke University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of John Brown.
Jon Metzger featured in Voice of America radio interview
Associate professor of music Jon Metzger has been featured in an interview for Voice of America, the official broadcast institution of the United States federal government broadcast in 53 languages to an audience of 123 million people.
Jon Metzger appears on two new CDs
Artist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Music Jon Metzger can be heard on two recently released jazz recordings, including The Stream of Pearls (with pianist Claire Ritter on Zoning Records) and The Blue and Green Project (with saxophonist Jack Wilkins, trombonist Tom Brantley, guitarist Corey Christianson, pianist Per Danielsson, and drummer Danny Gottlieb on Clave-Bop Records).
Elon to host 15th annual jazz festival
Hundreds of middle and high school musicians from North Carolina and Virginia visit campus this week for a two-day jazz festival that includes workshops, performances and opportunities for students to work one-on-one with top jazz clinicians, including this year’s guests, trombonist Tom Brantley and Swedish pianist Per Danielsson.
Lumen Scholar studies jazz improvisation & learning a language
It’s a common thought in educational circles that learning to improvise with jazz is a lot like learning a foreign language. Elon University senior Kaitlyn Fay wanted to find out how, and her undergraduate research is the first to be featured this year in a series of E-net profiles on Lumen Scholars in the Class of 2011.
Jon Metzger Receives 25th Consecutive ASCAP Plus Award
Associate professor of music Jon Metzger has received his 25th consecutive Plus Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers in recognition of his performances and the usage of his compositions over the past year.