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Mike Tracy, University of Louisville Jazz Studies

Mike Tracy Michael Tracy is a professor of music and jazz at the University of Louisville School of Music, where he teaches saxophone and directs the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Program. In addition, he is actively involved with student teaching and related areas in the music education department.

A two-time National Endowment for the Arts award winner, Mike holds bachelorís degrees in music and music education and a Master of Arts in higher education from U†of†L. He has studied and played with nationally prominent jazz musicians such as Jamey Aebersold, David Liebman, Jerry Coker, and David Baker. His performing career has placed him on stage as a soloist with such stars as Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Rich, J.J. Johnson, Johnny Mathis, Marvin Hamlisch, the Four Tops, and the Temptations. He also has teamed up with jazz greats Rufus Reid, Bobby Shew, Dan Haerle, and Pat La Barbera for concerts and club appearances around the world.

Each February, the U†of†L Jazz Studies Program sponsors Jazz Week, featuring a series of lectures and public performances. The 2003 edition begins Sunday, February 23.

Program 518

A dip into the varied world of sculpture—large and small, functional and playful, past and present—featuring Dan Torpey, Brent Camfferman, and Barney Bright. (#518)


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