Derrek Phillips

  • Senior David Rodgers was photographed at The Toy Box Studio in Nashville. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt)

    Class of 2017: David Rodgers is composing a life in music

    Blair School of Music senior David Rodgers is graduating with a newly released album of jazz originals he composed, arranged and performed, as well as a spot in the touring band of Grammy Award-winning blues musicians Keb’ Mo’ and Taj Mahal. Read More

    Mar. 14, 2017

  • 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