45th Annual IWU Jazz Festival

Illinois Wesleyan University – Presser Hall – Westbrook Auditorium
Bloomington, IL

Friday, Saturday February 7 and 8, 2020

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Guest Artists/Clinicians

Jim Masters- Trombone/Vocals – Ohio State University
Sean Parsons – Piano – Ohio University (IWU Alum)
Matt Endres- Drums – University of Wisconsin
Robert Sears – Trumpet – IWU
More to Come!!!

We are, again, having our adjudicators perform on the concerts and they will be conducting masterclasses, as well as performing, in the days leading up to the Festival,  at various venues in the area.

The IWU Jazz Festival is a non-competitive “comments-only” festival which has been celebrated for decades as the starting point of the jazz season for Illinois high school and junior high school jazz groups. This is a great chance to get comments and feedback from our expert jazz clinicians and get your ensembles inspired for the upcoming Jazz season. Each group receives a 20 minute clinic from one of our clinicians.

Friday will culminate with one band getting ‘tips’ from all our clinicians, with an emphasis on generalities which would apply to all jazz bands, so this will appeal to all directors and students alike.  This will be followed by a concert with our guest clinicians in Westbrook.

Saturday features an afternoon performance by the IWU Jazz Ensemble, along with our guest artists and adjudicators. The concert is followed by breakout master classes on each instrument, before resuming the group performances/clinics. It’s a great day of jazz education for students and directors alike, and we hope to see your and your groups there.

Questions? Contact Glenn Wilson (IWU Jazz Director)gwilson@iwu.edu



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