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J.B. Dyas

Vice President, Education and Curriculum Development

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

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The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

5225 Wisconsin Avenue NW Suite 605

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia,20015

United States

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The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, a nonprofit jazz education organization, was founded in 1986 in memory of the legendary jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. The Institute fosters the next generation of jazz greats by offering the world's most prom...more

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Currently Vice President for Education and Curriculum Development at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Dyas oversees the Institute's education and outreach programs including Jazz in America (www.jazzinamerica.org), one of the most significant and wide-reaching jazz education programs in the world.
He has presented jazz workshops, teacher-training seminars, and jazz "informances" throughout the country with such renowned artists as Dave Brubeck, Teri Lynne Carrington, Regina Carter, Herbie Hancock, Antonio Hart, Ingrid Jensen, Christian McBride, Jackie McLean, Thelonious Monk Jr., and Bobby Watson. Prior to his current position at the Monk Institute, Dyas served as Executive Director of the Brubeck Institute where he implemented its College Fellowship Program, Brubeck Festival, Summer Jazz Colony, and Jazz Outreach Initiative. Before that he served as Director of Jazz Studies at Miami-Dade College - one of the largest and most multi-cultural colleges in the nation, and New World School of the Arts - Miami’s award-winning performing arts high school. Throughout his career, Dyas has performed across the country, designed and implemented new jazz curricula, directed large and small ensembles, and taught a wide variety of jazz courses to students at virtually every level of musical development - age seven to seventy, beginner to professional, learning-challenged to prodigy. He has conducted jazz and tune-learning clinics, adjudicated high school and collegiate jazz festivals, and presented seminars at high schools and universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America. He also teaches every summer at the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop. In addition, Dyas has written for national music publications, presented clinics and performed at several International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) Annual Conferences, served as President of the IAJE Florida Unit as well as IAJE’s Interest Chair for Jazz Repertoire, and co-founded IAJE's International Sisters in Jazz Collegiate Competition. He also served on the Smithsonian Institution's Task Force for Jazz Education in America and is a recipient of the Down Beat Achievement Award for Jazz Education. Dyas received his Master’s degree in Jazz Pedagogy from the University of Miami and PhD in Music Education from Indiana University. A professional bassist, he continually performs in a wide variety of commercial, studio, and jazz settings and has appeared with such artists as Jamey Aebersold, David Baker, Jerry Bergonzi, Gary Campbell, Ellis Marsalis, Bill Prince, Red Rodney, Ira Sullivan, and Bobby Watson. J.B. Dyas is a Yamaha and SWR artist and uses Yamaha electric basses and SWR amplifiers exclusively.


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Jazz Band: Dr. J.B. Dyas
Dr. J.B. Dyas Jazz Band Conductor Dr. J.B. Dyas Vice President Education and Curriculum Development Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz (Los Angeles) Dr. JB Dyas has been a leader in jazz education for the past two decades. Currently Vice President for Education and Curriculum Development at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Dyas oversees the Institute's education and outreach programs including Jazz in America (www.jazzinamerica.org), one of the most significant and wide-reaching jazz education programs in the world. He has presented jazz workshops, teacher-training seminars, and jazz "informances" throughout the country with such renowned artists as Dave Brubeck, Teri Lynne Carrington, Regina Carter, Herbie Hancock, Antonio Hart, Ingrid Jensen, Christian McBride, Jackie McLean, Thelonious Monk Jr., and Bobby Watson. Prior to his current position at the Monk Institute, Dyas served as Executive Director of the Brubeck Institute where he implemented its College Fellowship Program, Brubeck Festival, Summer Jazz Colony, and Jazz Outreach Initiative. Before that he served as Director of Jazz Studies at Miami-Dade College - one of the largest and most multi-cultural colleges in the nation, and New World School of the Arts - Miami's award-winning performing arts high school. Throughout his career, Dyas has performed across the country, designed and implemented new jazz curricula, directed large and small ensembles, and taught a wide variety of jazz courses to students at virtually every level of musical development - age seven to seventy, beginner to professional, learning-challenged to prodigy. He has conducted jazz and tune-learning clinics, adjudicated high school and collegiate jazz festivals, and presented seminars at high schools and universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America. He also teaches every summer at the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop. In addition, Dyas has written for national music publications, presented clinics and performed at several International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) Annual Conferences, served as President of the IAJE Florida Unit as well as IAJE's Interest Chair for Jazz Repertoire, and co-founded IAJE's International Sisters in Jazz Collegiate Competition. He also served on the Smithsonian Institution's Task Force for Jazz Education in America and is a recipient of the Down Beat Achievement Award for Jazz Education. Dyas received his Master's degree in Jazz Pedagogy from the University of Miami and PhD in Music Education from Indiana University.


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"The most important element [of jazz] is improvisation ... it's like a musical conversation," J.B. Dyas reiterated.
Dyas is the vice president for education and curriculum development at the Monk Institute, which aims to expand the community of jazz performers by bringing jazz masters and young musicians together. Just like any conversation, Dyas said, jazz music requires "really listening to one another. Therefore, while improvisation may make jazz exciting, community is what makes the sound beautiful. Everyone in the ensemble has a responsibility to each other to "make the sound work. Moreover, he said, the audience has a role in what is produced musically in jazz, unlike in other forms of music where the audience is expected to remain silent.


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Dr. J.B. Dyas from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
Currently Vice President for Education and Curriculum Development at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Dyas oversees the Institute's education and outreach programs including Jazz in America (www.jazzinamerica.org), one of the most significant and wide-reaching jazz education programs in the world.


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Dr. J.B. Dyas from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz


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