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The Wind Ensemble playing music
School of Music

Jazz Day at Butler University

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Register online now! Online registration is now closed, for late registration please email or call 317-940-9065

ATTENTION PARTICIPANTS: Jazz Day details were sent via email Wed, Dec. 5. If you did not receive that email, please contact the School of Music office at or 317-940-9065.

Butler Jazz Day is open to students of all ages and playing levels (3 years of prior experience is recommended) as well as their parents, teachers, and friends. Activities will include instrumental master classes, improvisation sessions, and a closing rehearsal and performance with all participants on the beautiful Schrott Center for the Arts stage.

Schedule (subject to change)
9:15 AM Check-in (Lilly Hall- East Lobby)
10:00 AM Instrumental Master Classes with Butler Jazz Faculty  (Lilly Hall)
11:00 AM Improvisation Session I with John Raymond/Matt Pivec (Lilly Hall)
12:00 PM Lunch (Atherton Union)
1:00 PM Improvisation Session II with John Raymond/Matt Pivec  (Lilly Hall)
2:00 PM Rehearsal (Schrott Center- Stage)
3:00 PM Closing performance with all participants (Schrott Center- Stage)
Special Guest:

John Raymond

John Raymond

With a singular voice on the trumpet and flugelhorn, John Raymond is making his mark as one of the most promising, up-and-coming jazz musicians in the world. Dubbed as a Rising Star by Downbeat Magazine, John has performed with musicians such as Billy Hart, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Orrin Evans, Linda Oh, Dan Tepfer and Gilad Hekselman among others. He has released four albums since 2012, all of which receiving critical acclaim from the New York Times, Stereogum, Downbeat, JazzTimes and more. John has also established himself as a sought after educator, both as the recently-hired Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Indiana University and as a guest clinician and soloist at schools around the world. For more information, visit




Dr. Matt PivecMatt Pivec
Director of Jazz Studies, Jazz Ensemble, Saxophone
As a performer of jazz and popular music, Matt has worked with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Dave Rivello, Bob Brookmeyer, Peter Erskine, Maria Schneider,Julia Dollison, Melvin Rhyne, the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra, The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic Pops Orchestra, and the national touring companies of Hairspray, 42nd Street, and The Producers. Asa band leader and soloist, Matt has performed at jazz festivals and venues throughout the United States. He has three albums to his credit, Live atSnider Hall, Psalm Songs and the recently released Time and Direction. Read more. 


Jen SiukolaJen Siukola
Instructor of Jazz Trumpet
Jen has extensive experience as a freelance and studio musician in Indianapolis and the surrounding area, and performed for three years as a trumpet player on cruise ships. A few performance highlights include playing with the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra, the Sean Imboden Large Ensemble, the Four Tops, The Platters, Charo, the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, the Anderson Symphony Orchestra, and the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra. Read more.