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Please join us as we celebrate the incredible legacy of Jim Ketch and his 43 years at Carolina.

Jim Ketch

Friday and Saturday, October 29-30, 2021

Jazz Students and Ketch pose together on the floor of the Dean Dome with their instruments.Events

Friday Afternoon Jazz Combo Rehearsals | 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Friday Night Jazz Combos Concert | 8:00 pm

Saturday Morning Brunch for Alumni | 9:30 – 11:30 am

Saturday Afternoon Jazz Band Rehearsal | 1:00 – 4:30 pm

Saturday Night Jazz Band Concert | 8:00 pm


Faculty Jazz Ensemble

Alumni Combos and Big Band

featuring UNC Jazz Students and Alums

Attend the Jazz Reunion Weekend Events

Registration to play in the reunion events has now closed. If you’d like to share your memories of Professor Ketch with us, please email

To register to attend one (or both!) of the weekend’s concerts please fill out our Free Concert Tickets Reservation form.

Jim Ketch leads jazz band rehearsal at Kenan Music Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wednesday February 12, 2020.
(Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Jazz Reunion Steering Committee

Jim and Susan Ketch, Jeff Fuchs, Cat Zachary, Brian Braytenbah, William Caviness, Becca Clemens, Stephan Coffman, Dandrick Glenn, Brad Linde, David McChesney, Michael Morales, Ryan Raven, Andrew Van Tassel