43rd Annual IWU Jazz Festival
Illinois Wesleyan University
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
Guest Artists/Adjudicators (more to come)
Jim Pugh – Trombone – University of Illinois
Dr. Michael Stryker – Piano – Western Illinois University
Dr. Tom Marko – Drums – Illinois State University
Dr. Todd Kelly – Trumpet – Bradley University
Chip McNeill – Saxophone, Jazz Composition/Arranging – University of Illinois
Alyssa Allgood – Vocal Jazz
Saxophone Repair and Maintenance Workshop by Travis Thacker of Carl’s Pro Band
We are, again, having our adjudicators perform on the concert and they will be conducting masterclasses, as well as performing, in the days leading up to the Festival, at various venues in the area, including community centers and public schools.
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. Now including vocal jazz groups, this is a great chance to get comments and feedback from our expert jazz adjudicators and get your ensembles inspired for the upcoming Jazz season. Each group receives a 20 minute clinic from one of our adjudicators. The festival features an afternoon performance by the IWU Jazz Ensemble and Unlicensed Syncopation, 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) – email@example.com