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University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble

  • A very active group in the recording studio and on the road, the University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Miles Osland has garnered critical praise with 4 four-star ratings from Downbeat magazine and has toured the Midwest and South including invitational performances (2) at the Jazz Educators Network International Conference and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic (4 appearances). The Ensemble has also toured Europe and China with invitational performances at the Montreux, North Sea and Beaujolais Jazz Festivals. Various ensembles and courses in the jazz studies program offer rigorous performance opportunities and intensive academic research for talented young musicians and educators.
  • 12/19/2018 07:30 PM - 08:45 PM
  • University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble
  • Miles Osland
  • Miles Osland has distinguished himself as an educator, recording and performing artist, author, arranger and composer. Currently the Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Saxophone at the University of Kentucky, he has appeared throughout North, South America, Europe and Asia as a guest conductor and performing artist for Selmer (France) saxophones, D’Addario Woodwinds and Jody Jazz Mouthpieces. His compositions and arrangements have been recognized and supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council. He is also a recipient of the Kentucky Governor’s Award In The Arts for excellence in education. Sea Breeze Jazz Records has submitted ten of his recordings for Grammy nominations. Mark Custom Recordings has submitted eight. Six books authored by Mr. Osland are available through Dorn and Warner Brothers Publications and his scholarly work (which includes over 75 published articles and reviews on saxophone technique and jazz improvisation) can be found in a variety of publications including Downbeat, Jazz Educators Journal, Jazz Player Magazine, Saxophone Journal, Selmer Woodwind Notes and Windplayer Magazine.