Wednesday, Sept. 14
Wolfson Auditorium, Room 1261
Saxophonist Jamey Aebersold was the recipient of the 2014 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy, bestowed upon an individual who has contributed significantly to the appreciation, knowledge and advancement of jazz.
For over 60 years, Aebersold has been a leader in jazz improvisation and jazz education. His renowned weeklong Summer Jazz Workshops have been held in seven countries.
Aebersold’s jazz quartet has performed dozens of programs that encourage students to play music and make healthy lifestyle choices. He has produced 133 book/audio jazz Play-A-Longs.
Aebersold’s hobby is listening to jazz, especially new, young players. He also enjoys playing basketball (he once hit 53 free throws in a row, and 26 three-pointers) and is interested in metaphysics and spiritual pursuits. Aebersold is a driving force in jazz who continues to kindle the fires of musical imagination in those with whom he comes into contact.
All concerts are free and open to the public. Live performances will take place at Wolfson Campus Auditorium, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132. Building 1, Room 1261. All performances will be livestreamed, except for those occurring on Tuesdays.