Birth of the Cool

Jack Cooper, alto sax
Tom Link, bari sax
David Spencer, trumpet
Dan Phillips, horn
John Mueller, trombone
Charles Schulz, tuba
Alvie Givhan - piano
Mike Assad -drums

This ensemble is a recent and very successful addition to the UofM Jazz Division. They perform the works of Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Johnny Carisi, Gil Evans, as well as original works.

Faculty Jazz Players

David Spencer - trumpet/flugelhorn
Jack Cooper - saxes/woodwinds
Alvie Givhan- piano
Mike Assad - drums

The Faculty Jazz Players regularly perform at the University of Memphis, the UofM Jazz Week, and at other venues in the Mid-South region. The group has recently performed with internationally known vocalists Joyce Cobb and Roseanna Vitro. The repertoire the ensemble performs consists of their own original works as well as repertoire from groups such as Art Blakey, Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown/Max Roach and others.