School of Music offering jazz minor

Abby Mariano, a fifth year music education and clarinet performance double major, and Brian Rizzo, a fifth year music education major, sit in Chas Baker’s Jazz Ensemble Techniques and Literature class in the Music and Speech Building on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Baker has been teaching Jazz studies at Kent since 1977 and is pleased with the new Jazz minor offered. “I love it,” Baker said. “I’ve been wanting to do the Jazz minor for about 25 years.” Photo by Nancy Urchak.