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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.