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Northern Illinois University Jazztet
October 29 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 general admission, $5 for students with ID & musicians with instruments. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts
Andrew Strzyzewski – Alto Sax
Frank McKearn IV – Trumpet
Joshua Mason – Trombone
Tetsuya Nishiama – Guitar
Franchesca Romero – Piano
Sam Dando – Bass
Nathan Sanders – Drums
They will be performing a wide variety of arrangements covering an array of musical styles ranging from standards, to funk, to soul.
The NIU Jazztet has performed by invitation at the world’s first venue designed specifically for the acoustics of jazz, Jazz at Lincoln Center (Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola) (2005 and 2008). The Jazztet has also performed at the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival, as one of 39 ensembles from six states, and they were chosen as one of the three “Outstanding” ensembles to perform on the final Awards/Showcase Concert for seven consecutive years. Additional invited performances by the NIU Jazztet include the Iowa City Jazz Festival (July 2006), the Festival Jazz en Lima in Peru (April 2004, 2009), JVC Jazz Festival in New York City (June 2003 and 2008); 2008 Clark Terry Jazz Festival in Pine Bluff Arkansas, the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference in Toronto (January 2003), the Bogotá Colombia Jazz Festival in September 2009 and the Detroit Jazz Festival in 2011. The NIU Jazztet released four CD recordings under former NIU Jazz Studies coordinator Ronald Carter, who served as producer of the recording and mentor to the performers.
About the Monday Featured Artist:
JCS invites a local jazz masters to play and direct new collaborations.
This performance is followed by a traditional jam session hosted by the featured artist. Novice and experienced, are invited to play and hone their skills.