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With a long and illustrious history, jazz has found a special place at Wichita State University. Our vibrant city has been a cherished destination for renowned jazz musicians on concert tours, adding to the city's allure as a jazz haven. As we proudly maintain our partnership with the esteemed Wichita Jazz Festival, the nation's longest-running educational jazz festival, our jazz students have the exceptional opportunity to connect with some of the finest talents in the jazz world. The ensembles that are a part of this legacy consistently perform at the highest levels making appearances at state, regional, national, and international levels.

Jazz Faculty

William Flynn

Associate Professor of Guitar and Area Coordinator, Jazz Studies

(316) 978-6198

Dr. Mark Foley

Professor of Double Bass, Electric Bass

(316) 978-6170

John Goering

Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano

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Steven Hatfield

Instructor of Jazz Drumset

James Pisano

Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies

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