Blair Jazz Studies Program

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt jazz program again honored by ‘DownBeat’ magazine

    Vanderbilt Blair School of Music is among the winners of "DownBeat" magazine’s 45th annual Student Music Awards. For the first time in school history, the program received four awards in the same year, bringing its total number of awards from the magazine to nine over the past four years. Read More

    May 5, 2022

  • Vanderbilt jazz program honored by ‘DownBeat’ magazine 

    Blair School of Music’s budding jazz program earned top ranking in the category of Best Blues/Pop/Rock Group for "Commercial Break," a self-titled debut album written and recorded by an ensemble of Vanderbilt undergraduates. Read More

    Apr 28, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Building a Jazz Culture

    Jeff Coffin and Ryan Middagh work with the Blair Big Band Local music industry fuels expansion of program Nashville may be best known for country music, but the moniker “Music City” most accurately reflects the proliferation of stellar musicians in town who play all types of music. At Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, Ryan Middagh, director… Read More

    May 13, 2016