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This profile was last updated on 11/24/13  and contains information from public web pages.

Teacher

Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • PhD , Music Education
    Indiana University
  • Master’s degree , Jazz Pedagogy
    University of Miami
  • Master's degree
    University of Miami
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Currently Vice President for Education ...
jazzinamerica.com, 24 Nov 2013 [cached]
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.
J. B. Dyas, Project ...
www.monkinstitute.org, 31 Oct 2005 [cached]
J. B. Dyas, Project Director, National Jazz CurriculumJ.B. oversees the development of Jazz in America: The National Jazz Curriculum, the Institute's online curriculum for 5th, 8th, and 11th grade public school students, located at www.jazzinamerica.org.He is also the Executive Director of The Brubeck Institute.A recipient of the Down Beat Jazz Education Achievement Award, J.B. has designed and implemented new jazz curricula, directed both large and small ensembles, and taught a wide variety of jazz courses to students from virtually every level of musical development, age seven to seventy, beginner to professional, learning-challenged to prodigy.He has conducted jazz workshops in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America; served on the faculty of the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops; and written for Jazz Educators Journal, Jazz Player, and Down Beat magazines.J.B. is a professional bassist and a graduate of the University of Miami, and is currently completing his Ph.D. at Indiana University.
Administrative Staff
www.brubeckinstitute.org, 18 July 2005 [cached]
J.B. DYAS, Executive Director | CHRISTIAN McBRIDE, Artistic Director | STEVE ANDERSON, Dean, Pacific Conservatory of Music | TIMOTHY ORR, Associate Director | Go to Brubeck Institute Administration
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J.B. Dyas serves as the Institute's chief administrator and program developer.Formerly the Director of Education and Curriculum Development for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at the University of Southern California, Dyas continues to oversee the Monk Institute's development of Jazz in America -the National Jazz Curriculum, one of the most significant and wide-reaching jazz education programs in the world.
J.B. DYAS, Executive Director He has presented numerous jazz education events throughout the country with such renowned jazz artists as Regina Carter, Herbie Hancock, Jackie McLean, Thelonious Monk Jr., and Bobby Watson.Throughout his career, Dyas has directed large and small ensembles, implemented new jazz curricula, and taught a wide variety of jazz course to students at virtually every level of development - age seven to seventy, beginner to professional, learning-challenged to prodigy.He has written for several national music publications, is a graduate of the University of Miami and a doctoral candidate at Indiana University, is a member of the Smithsonian Institution's Advisory Task Force for Jazz Education in America, and is a recipient of the prestigious Down Beat Jazz Education Achievement Award.A professional bassist, Dyas has appeared with such artists as David Baker, Jerry Bergonzi, Ellis Marsalis, Red Rodney, Ira Sullivan, and Bobby Watson.
Bassist JB Dyas has been ...
www.theloniousmonk.org, 31 Aug 2007 [cached]
Bassist JB Dyas has been involved in jazz education for the past three decades.Formerly the Director of Jazz Studies at New World School of the Arts and Executive Director of the Brubeck Institute, Dyas currently serves as Vice President for Education and Curriculum Development at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz where he oversees its education and outreach programs.He also serves as Project Director for the Institute's Jazz in America initiative (www.jazzinamerica.org), one of the most significant and wide-reaching jazz education programs in the world.Throughout his career, Dyas has performed across the country, taught students at every level, directed large and small ensembles, developed and implemented new jazz curricula, and written for national music publications.He has presented numerous jazz clinics, teacher-training seminars, and other jazz education events nationwide with such artists as Dave Brubeck and Herbie Hancock, and is a recipient of the Down Beat Achievement Award for Jazz Education.Dr. Dyas received his Masters degree in Jazz Pedagogy from the University of Miami and PhD in Music Education from Indiana University.
Bassist J.B. Dyas is Vice ...
www.iaje.org, 10 Jan 2007 [cached]
Bassist J.B. Dyas is Vice President of Education and Curriculum Development for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at the University of Southern California where he oversees its education and outreach programs including Jazz In America: The National Jazz Curriculum.Dyas has taught students at every level, directed large and small ensembles, developed and implemented new jazz curricula, and written for national music publications.He was on the Smithsonian Institution's Task Force for Jazz Education and has presented jazz education events nationwide with artists such as Dave Brubeck, Herbie Hancock, and Bobby Watson.He is recipient of the DownBeat Achievement Award for Jazz Education and is a doctoral candidate at Indiana University.
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Bassist and composer Bruce Gertz has been a professor at Berklee College of Music since 1976.
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