Meet The Staff
The People Behind The Jazz
Jamey Aebersold, Owner
Jamey Aebersold is the recipient of the 2014 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy, which is bestowed upon an individual who has contributed significantly to the appreciation, knowledge, and advancement of the art form of jazz.
For over 40 years, Jamey Aebersold has been the leader in Jazz
Improvisation and Education. Jamey has taught at three colleges and
universities in the Louisville, Kentucky area and has made guest
appearances in dozens of cities around the world. While conducting a
jazz clinic in Brazil he produced a 110-minute Video/DVD which has
become a best-seller. He currently teaches jazz improvisation at the
University of Louisville. Jamey's hobby is listening to jazz, especially
new young players. He also enjoys playing basketball and is very much
interested in Metaphysics and spiritual pursuits as they apply to the
growth of the individual. In basketball, he has hit 50 free throws in a
row! Jamey has been a driving force in America's native art form, Jazz,
and continues to kindle the fires of musical imagination in those with
whom he comes in contact.
Matt Eve, President
Matt has been working for Jamey Aebersold Jazz for nearly 4 decades! He was an instructor for the Summer Jazz Workshops at the
age of 20 and a faculty member of a Jefferson Community College for several years, teaching jazz improv, theory, and working with
individual students. He knows more about our products than anyone else and is very knowledgeable about all aspects of jazz improvisation.
He has played sax with many well-known groups and personalities. Today, he is an active freelance musician a member of "The
Gigi Collier, Accounts Receivable, Accounts
Payable, Marketing, Website Administration
Gigi has worked at Jamey Aebersold's since she was 15 (we won't divulge her current age - but suffice it to say she's been here a while). She is our
resident multi-linguist as she speaks fluent French and Spanish. Gigi personally handles both retail and wholesale customer accounts as well as website administration and email marketing.
She has a BA in Marketing from Indiana University and her hobbies include long-distance running, thrift-shopping and bargain hunting and spending time with her husband Dale and son Jesse.
Jason Lindsey, Graphic Design, Website
Development & Administration, Summer Jazz Workshop Administrator,
Jason has worked almost all aspects of this Jazz business. He started working for Jamey when he
was 17 years old. Currently, he is our resident freelance graphic artist, which includes all advertising and print promotions, as well as
graphic design for all of the Aebersold Publications. Additionally, he is the website developer of the Summer Jazz Workshops and Jazzbooks.com websites. Jason's other main duty is serving as the Summer Jazz Workshop
Jason has a BA from Indiana University and spends his free time writing, recording, and playing music. A little known fact
about Jason is that he is a retired professional wrestler!
Donna Collier, Shipping, Inventory
Donna has been with us for over 10 years and handles all large
order shipments and maintains our warehouse inventory. She also handles
all paperwork for the Jammin' With Jamey & Friends concerts, including
all the anti-smoking materials that are distributed.
In her free time, Donna enjoys spending time with her husband Ronnie,
sewing and gardening.