Published on November 2, 2009 by Nathan Troost 

Samford's Jazz Program has consisted of only a few students over the last few years.  But now, with new Director Chip Crotts and about 20 ready-to-play students, the program is back in the groove.  For more information about the School of the Arts, visit
About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.