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Trombonist Wayne Wallace Appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music Jazz Faculty

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music recently announced that jazz trombonist Wayne Wallace will join its faculty as professor of practice in jazz this fall. A five-time Grammy nominee, Wallace is one of the most respected exponents of African American-Latin music in the world today.

Wallace is known for the use of traditional forms and styles in combination with contemporary music and has earned wide critical acclaim, including placement in both the trombone and producer categories of the DownBeat Critics Poll. He is an accomplished arranger, educator and composer with compositions for film and television. He has received grants from the Creative Work Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lila Wallace Foundation and the San Francisco Arts Commission.

“I am honored to join the excellent faculty at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music,” said Wallace. “I am looking forward to building on the tradition of this storied institution and sharing my passion for music with the students.”

Widely respected as a teacher and historian, Wallace has taught at San Jose State University, Stanford University and the Jazzschool in Berkeley. He has conducted lectures, workshops and clinics in the Americas and Europe since 1983. In addition, he is a member of the advisory committees of the San Jose Jazz Society and the Stanford Jazz Workshop.

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