The Alternative Improvisation Music Ensemble, is a select jazz ensemble of six to ten members performing unique repertoire that encompasses a wide variety of styles. Emphasizing extended improvisation, members of the ensemble compose the music specifically for the group’s instrumentation. Recent projects include the “Jazz at the Blanton” concert series, where Butler School jazz composers create music for AIME based on exhibits at the university's Blanton Museum of Art, and regular appearances at the Elephant Room jazz club.

AIME was the 2018 Graduate Student Jazz Combo Downbeat Magazine Student Recording Awards winner.

John Fremgen

Director, AIME

Associate Professor of Jazz Studies

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AIME is primarily comprised of Butler School Jazz graduate students, but is open to all qualified students across the university by audition.

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Course

UNDERGRADUATE ENS 105M
GRADUATE ENS 185M

M-W 2–3p   
MRH 6.248

 


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MB's Walk
By Matt Maldonado
John Fremgen, director
Matt Maldonado, tenor sax
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Bates Recital Hall
Austin, TX

Upcoming Performances

AIME

A top down view of a jazz drum set.
Event Status
Scheduled
Oct. 19, 2021, 7:30 - 9 pm

Alternative Improvisation Music Ensemble is a select jazz ensemble of six to ten members performing repertoire composed specifically for the ensemble with an emphasis on extended improvisation.