Upcoming Shows

  • 05/30/16 - 06/15/16 Michael Tracy – Saxophonist/Educator in Tbilisi at Tbilisi State Conservatory
  • 06/01/16 - 06/12/16 Michael Tracy – Saxophonist/Educator in Tbilisi at Kavkaz Jazz Festival
  • 07/03/16 Michael Tracy Quartet in Louisville, Kentucky at Highland Presbyterian Church
  • 07/03/16 - 07/15/16 Michael Tracy – Saxophonist/Educator in Louisville, Kentucky at Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop – UofL School of Music


Excited to share that my Fulbright Senior Specialist status has be renewed and that I will be teaching at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire (Wikipedia site) located in Tbilisi, Georgia (that’s the Republic of Georgia, bordering on Armenia, Azerbaijan and southern Russia).  I will also be performing at the Kavkaz Jazz Festival in Tbilisi.   Joining me will be guitarist Craig Wagner and journalist Marty Rosen.

A major feature of my work will be to act in the role of coordinator/mediator, bringing together musicians from Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and others from throughout the region thru playing jazz.  Master classes and joint ensembles will be offered.  It is an exciting time and Marty will help document the endeavor with print articles, video, photos and social media.

Thanks to the Fulbright Senior Specialist program; Reso Kiknadze, Rector, Tbilisi State Conservatoire; Dean Christopher Doane, UofL School of Music; Bruce Kemelgore, UofL School of Business;  ArtsLink; and Helen Mechitova, Kavkaz Festival coordinator, whose vision made this all possible.

Look for articles, video/photos and other related materials soon.

The world is a stage for UofL jazz professor.             Festival announcement.

UofL professor teach jazz, spread diplomacy 

Appearance on WHAS 11′s Great Day Live

Tbilisi Poster Kavkaz Jazz poster 8 June

CHINA May 2016 – Chengdu, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Guangzhou, Shanghai

Looking forward to visiting with a number of cultural and musical organizations in China.  Pianist Winton Reynolds and I will be working with students, educators, performers and administrators in concert and in the classrooms.  Look for updates – photos, videos and other images.

Tracy Bio in Chinese                 Reynolds Bio in Chinese     
Schedule TRACY / REYNOLDS DUO China Tour 2016
TRACY / REYNOLDS DUO program in Chinese

Chengdu:  Qing An – concert promotion

Guangzhou:  JZ Club – concert promotion


JZ ClubGolden JazzUNI ConcertJazz China for web

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Chengdu – International Sister Cities Museum – May 3, 2016
Chengdu – Performance at Qing An – May 3, 2016
Chengdu – #20 High School – May 4, 2016
Chengdu – Review of #20 High School Presentation and Performance
Chengdu – Performance at UNI – May 4, 2016
Zhuhai - Golden Jazz Contemporary Music Institute – May 7, 2016
Zhuhai – Golden Jazz Contemporary Music Institute – May 7, 2016 photos of the event.
Guangzhou - JZClub, The Bucket, Zhu Jiang Beer Museum – May 10, 2016
Shanghai – Club Performance – May 13, 2016


China Tour 2016

May 2 – May 5

  • Sichuan Conservatory of Music – Master Class
  • Chengdu # 20 High School – Introduction to Jazz
  • Performances at UNI, Vonoteca, and Qing An
  • Dujiangyan – Lecture and performance

May 6 – May 8
Shenzhen and Zhuhai

  • Contemporary Music Institute – Master Class and performance
  • Performance at Penny Black Jazz Coffee
  • Public lecture and performance at the Shenzhen Arts Innovation Center

May 9 – May 10

  • Xinghai Conservatory of Music – Master Classes
  • Guangzhou Childrens’ Palace – visit the Rainbow Performing Arts
  • Performance

May 11 – May 14

  • Shanghai Conservatory of Music – Mater Classes and Performance
  • Performance at the A


UNITED KINGDOM – March 2016: Scotland and England

Great time visiting friends and playing music in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Ayr, London, Cotswolds, Milton Keynes and more.  Hard to believe my first visit to the UK was in 1986, when I first met so many friends.  Thanks Donnie and Doreen Ross, Nick and Jane Gould, Colin and Patricia MacKay and Jane Sheppard.  Special thanks to Bill Kyle and the Jazz Bar and Colin for coordinating concerts and master classes.  Check out the photos to get an idea of the fun time.

Scotland      Scotland music     England