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Jim Ketch

Jim KetchJim Ketch


Jim Ketch is a Summit Records artist and Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His three CDs on the Summit Records label includes Next Set (2009), A Distant View (2012), and Distracted Society (2015). In 2012 he received UNC’s prestigious Chapman Award for outstanding teaching. He is a faculty artist for the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops and Associate Director of Swing Central Jazz for the Savannah Music Festival. Mr. Ketch is a Bach Trumpet clinician, and has served as conductor for numerous All-State and Honors jazz ensembles. He serves as Music Director of the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra and is President of the Jazz Foundation of NC and a Board member of the Durham Jazz Workshop. He has performed internationally in England, France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, and with such jazz artists as Marcus Roberts, Jason Marsalis, Tom Harrell, Eric Alexander, Gary Smulyan, John Pizzarelli, Rene Marie, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, and the Manhattan Transfer. He is at work on a book titled Jazz Trumpet Essentials.

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    2020 Workshop Dates

    Choose from 2 Weeks of Jazz:
    • July 5th thru July 10th
    • July 12th thru July 17th
    2-Day Workshops
    • July 4th & 5th
      “Anyone Can Improvise!” w/Jamey!
    • July 4th & 5th
      “Guitar/Bass/Drum” Workshop
    • July 11th & 12th
      “Guitar/Bass/Drum” Workshop
    NEW Mini-Workshops
    • July 3rd thru 5th
      Jazz Piano Workshop
    • July 3rd thru 5th
      Vocal Workshop
    • July 10th thru 12th
      Brazilian/Latin Jazz
    • July 17th thru 19th
      Big Band Workshop