Jazz with Jim is a monthly concert hosted by Jim Burge and The Jazz Directions. The concert is best known for fusing personal stories by the musicians with popular jazz tunes suited for that month’s theme.
This month, Jim and fellas welcome back special guest Matt Weihmuller.
Matt Weihmuller relocated to the Tampa area in 2012, where he has been serving as the saxophone and jazz instructor at the Patel Conservatory at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Matt has had the opportunity to perform with and gain from the direction of many noted jazz professionals, including Marcus Roberts, Bunky Greene, Jason Marsalis, Buster Cooper, Chick Corea, Eric Alexander and David Hazeltine. He received his early music instruction at Tampa’s Blake High School of the Arts.
At The Florida State University, he was a member of the Phi Beta Lambda honorary music association, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Gold Key scholars, as well as a number of professional music associations.
Matt is also a composer, utilizing specialized music technology for the blind, as well as a frequent speaker, including several engagements as a guest lecturer at the Peabody Conservatory at John Hopkins University in Baltimore. His greatest personal goal, however, is to champion the cause of increasing Braille music literacy for young blind musicians.
TICKETS: $13 member / $18 general admission
Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.
Email [email protected]rrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements for group tickets.
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