Title/Position: Professor and Assistant Chair, Studio Music & JazzProfile:
Don Coffman (jazz bass) is professor and associate chair of the Department of Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he also serves as program director of Jazz Pedagogy. He earned his B.M. and M.M. degrees from the University of Miami. He has performed with Sonny Stitt, Jerry Coker, Chet Baker, Ira Sullivan, Pat Metheny, Bill Watrous, Joe Pass, Mike and Randy Brecker, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Red Rodney, Bill Evans, Larry Coryell, Dick Hyman, and many other jazz greats. Coffman also is the artistic director of the Hollywood Jazz Festival. He performs regularly throughout South Florida, and appears regularly on the Gold Coast Jazz Society’s annual subscription series.