Visiting Jazz Artist Program

Starting in Fall 2016 the UMM Music Discipline is excited to initiate the Visiting Jazz Artist Program, which creates and opportunity for UMM's music students to collaborate with some of the most prestigious jazz musicians in the northern Midwest. Pianist Bryan Nichols, bassist Chris Bates, and drummer JT Bates will be visiting the UMM campus multiple times each semester to perform and work with UMM music students. Features of the Visiting Jazz Artist Program include:

  • Interactive performances between Visiting Jazz Artists and UMM music students
  • Masterclasses and clinics
  • Individual and group lessons

Bryan Nichols

http://www.bryannichols.org

Bryan Nichols

Chris Bates 

http://www.chrisbatesmusic.net

Chris Bates

JT Bates 

Recent article in the Minneapolis StarTribune about JT Bates

J.T. Bates