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There’s a strong and growing mentorship culture at the college level that’s become something of a phenomenon. Jazz bands, orchestras and smaller ensembles in higher ed are more frequently visited by established musicians than ever before. These pros often sit shoulder-to-shoulder with students in their rehearsals, and offer insights into what it’s like to play professionally; how to grow their repertoire; and how to get gigs in a very difficult market. “Jazz Goes To College” explores these surprising pockets of pro jazz at the college level throughout the U.S. [This column was relaunched by Debbie Burke in August 2017]