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Two trombonists making a name in jazz

January 29, 2015

Jim Pugh has a variety of extraordinary experiences to share with his students.Throughout his half-century-long musicianship, the trombonist and professor of jazz studies has written and directed pieces...

UI professor tours, records, connects through jazz

Jim Pugh, professor of jazz studies, has had a career of playing and recording music, and touring with giants, including Woody Herman, Chick Corea, Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Pink Floyd and Frank Sinatra.
December 3, 2014

When he first saw it, he was ten years old. And, for whatever reason, he thought it might be interesting. Now 54 years later, Jim Pugh, professor of jazz studies at the University, sits in his office...

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