Faculty Jazz Players

The Faculty Jazz Players feature an all-star lineup of faculty musicians. The ensemble's repertoire consists of original works and repertoire from artists such as Art Blakey, Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown/Max Roach and others. Jazz lovers can catch a show on the University of Memphis campus, during the School of Music's annual Jazz Week, or at historic venues throughout the region.

Members include: 

  • Mike Assad - drums
  • Jack Cooper - saxes/woodwinds
  • Alvie Givhan- piano
  • Michael Shults - saxophone
  • Sam Shoup - bass
  • David Spencer - trumpet/flugelhorn