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.
By Matt Maldonado
John Fremgen, director
Matt Maldonado, tenor sax
Bates Recital Hall