Jazz Piano Staff Accompanist


Position Title

Jazz Piano Staff Accompanist


Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities


Full Time/Non-Exempt

Position Summary

Staff Jazz Accompanist to assist the jazz ensembles.

Essential Job Duties

  • Assist the Director of Jazz Studies with rehearsals and the support of the JU Jazz Combo I

Special Skills

  • Professional level jazz pianist
  • Demonstrated knowledge of harmonic structures
  • Experience with arranging projects
  • Able to span a wide variety of playing styles -traditional to modern aesthetics
  • Large repertoire from memory
  • Collegial, communicative educator/performer

Work Conditions

  • Indoor air conditioned rehearsal and performance spaces.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to move and setup equipment

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Bachelors of Music in Jazz Performance

Minimum Work Experience

  • Basic jazz studio teaching as a private instructor

Preferred Qualifications

  • Featured jazz performer, composer, arranger. Evidence as a studio jazz instructor, group leader,
    experience in live and studio recording with major jazz artists. Experience as an employed jazz

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a copy of their cover letter and a completed JU Application to Kimberly Beasley at kbeasle@ju.edu