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The May 5 podcast is the latest episode of our Alumni Spotlight series, which is produced in partnership with the UNT Alumni Association. Our eleventh spotlight features host Susan Supak's conversation with Jeff Coffin, Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer.

Jeff Coffin finds inspiration all around him. As Susan learns in this episode, that’s not by accident. He regularly collaborates with renowned musicians, including other UNT alumni. Perhaps most notably, he has performed around the globe as a member of both the Dave Matthews Band and Béla Fleck & the Flecktones. When he’s not touring or recording solo projects, Jeff is inspired by his jazz saxophone students at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. He’s also channeled his inspiration into photography and a series of children’s books. Listeners are in for a treat as Jeff even plays a Hungarian tarogato for Susan while explaining his passion for studying the world’s various music cultures.

Produced by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of North Texas, this podcast takes a deeper look at the personal and professional lives of members of the OLLI at UNT community. 

The lifelong learning program offers non-credit courses and events for adults 50 and older. Listen to their latest podcast below, or on their website here.