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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

Jazz Faculty

Jazz faculty members have performed with Tia Fuller, McCoy Tyner, Abdullah Ibrahim, Randy Brecker, Sean Jones, Tom Harrell, Jeff Coffin, Lou Rawls, Lionel Hampton, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Clark Terry, Bill Watrous, Bobby Shew and many other top artists. Faculty compositions and arrangements are widely published and regularly performed around the world.

Greg Yasinitsky
Coordinator of Jazz Studies, Jazz Big Band, Composition, Arranging, Saxophone, Jazz Theory
Dave Snider F. Dave Snider
Jazz Bass, Coordinator of Combos, Rock Music, Jazz History
Navin Chettri
Jazz Percussion
Jake Svendsen
Jazz Keyboards, Jazz History, Rock Music
  Gabe Condon
Guitar, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz History, Rock Music
Dave Turnbull
Coordinator of Brass and Percussion, Classical and Jazz Trumpet
Sarah Miller
Trombone, Associate Director of Athletic Bands
Horace Alexander Young
Saxophone, Improvisation, Jazz History
Melissa Parkhurst
Ethnomusicology