The 49th Annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival

Awards

Elmhurst College Jazz Festival
Throughout the Festival, our guest artist/adjudicators designate individual musicians as “outstanding” for solo, section, or composing/arranging work. At the close of the weekend, they designate a handful of ensembles as “outstanding” overall. Listed below are those such ensembles and individuals from 2016’s 49th Annual Jazz Festival.
Overall Outstanding Ensemble Awards
TBA
Outstanding Individual Musician Awards
Thursday, Feb 25th - High School Invitational
Elk Grove High School - Brandon Steintjes, Matt Jarosch
Wheeling High School - Anthony Gonzalez, Patrick Ryan, Jacob Bachorski
Curie Metro High School - Daniel Piolet
Lincoln Way Central High School - Vinnie Weiss, Emily Wisinski, Jennifer Perkne 
Friday, Feb 26th - Afternoon Session
Elmhurst College Late Night Blues - Gina Carlson, Anthony Paul, Steve Kidera
College of DuPage Combo - Anthony Perry 
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Peter Garofalo, Andrew Baldwin (composition)
Elmhurst College Combo - Steve Kidera (soloist and arrangement), Ryan Smith (soloist and composition),  Tom Kidera, Bill Kidera, Conor Roe, Adam Roebuck
Columbia College Chicago - Amber  McMillan, Deonte Beantley, Joshua Griffin, Mackenzie Brooks, Perry Cowdery, John Cunningham, Jalen Bauer 
Mineral Area College Big Band - Alec Ramsey, Darren Thomas
Southern IL University Edwardsville - Chris Jarden, Matt Leininger, Rob Macpartland

Throughout the Festival, our guest artist/adjudicators designate individual musicians as “outstanding” for solo, section, or composing/arranging work. At the close of the weekend, they designate a handful of ensembles as “outstanding” overall. Listed below are those such ensembles and individuals from 2016’s 49th Annual Jazz Festival.


Overall Outstanding Ensemble Awards

Big Bands:

- Elmhurst College

- California State University, Long Beach

- Western Michigan University

- Ohio State University

- Central Michigan University

- Morehead State University

- Purdue University

Combos: 

- Elmhurst College

- Columbia College Fusion Ensemble

- California State, Long Beach

- Western Illinois University

- University of Wisconsin, Madison

- Central State University

Vocal Jazz:

- Elmhurst College

- Kent State University


Outstanding Individual Musician Awards

Thursday, Feb 25th - High School Invitational

- Elk Grove High School - Brandon Steintjes, Matt Jarosch

- Wheeling High School - Anthony Gonzalez, Patrick Ryan, Jacob Bachorski

- Curie Metro High School - Daniel Piolet

- Lincoln Way Central High School - Vinnie Weiss, Emily Wisinski, Jennifer Perkne 


Friday, Feb 26th - Afternoon Session

- Elmhurst College Late Night Blues - Gina Carlson, Anthony Paul, Steve Kidera

- College of DuPage Combo - Anthony Perry 

- University of Wisconsin - Madison - Peter Garofalo, Andrew Baldwin (composition)

- Elmhurst College Combo - Steve Kidera (soloist and arrangement), Ryan Smith (soloist and composition), Tom Kidera, Bill Kidera, Conor Roe, Adam Roebuck

- Columbia College Chicago - Amber McMillan, Deonte Beantley, Joshua Griffin, Mackenzie Brooks, Perry Cowdery, John Cunningham, Jalen Bauer 

- Mineral Area College Big Band - Alec Ramsey, Darren Thomas

- Southern IL University Edwardsville - Chris Jarden, Matt Leininger, Rob Macpartland

- Mineral Area College Vocal Jazz - Sydney Huff

- Kent State University Vocal Jazz - Ross Downing, Emily Laycock

 

Friday, Feb 26th - Evening Session

- Millikin University - Brandt Sitze, Adam Wissman, Phillip Tsigolaroff, Michael Anderson

- California State University, Long Beach - Tyler Kreutel, Nick Ornelas, Chris Taube, Kyle Schafer, Harry Ostrander, Nick Wees, Ken Eernisse, Tyler McGeough, Wes Perry

 

Saturday, Feb 27th - Afternoon Session 

- Olivet Nazarene University - Phillip Glover, Aaron Evans 

- Waubonsee Community College - Roland Schuetz, Walt Howard 

- University of Wisconsin Whitewater - Grant Blaschka, Alicia Beck, Francesca Hanson

- Southeast Missouri State University - Dustin Haigler, Matt Flanagan, Trey Moss, Steven Watkins

- California State University Long Beach, - Harry Ostrander, Eric Hirshhorn (solo, comp.), Wes Perry, Chris Taube, Kyle Schafer (solo, comp.)

- Central State University - Ike Henry, Dhakota Peake

- Hillsdale College - Gianna Marchese, Luke Zaharc

- Ohio State University - Joe Amadio, Gabriel Koempel, Elaine Mylins, Ben Crowder, Jon Weisbrot, Colin Wood

- Western Michigan University - Madison George, Max Brown, Rufus Ferguson, Elliot Bild, Austin Hunt, AJ Muusse, Mike Hudson

 

Saturday, Feb 27th - Evening Session 

- Kent State University - Ryan Critchfield, Shelby Denton, John Frank, Amber Forrer 

- Elmhurst College Jazz Band - Tom Kidera, Conor Roe, Bill Kidera, Alex Stombres, Adam Roebuck, Ryan Smith, Steve Kidera, Matt Zmuda, Jenna Hesseln

 

Sunday, Feb 28th

- Joliet Junior College - Ron Magiera, Will Cooper, Nancy Lehman, Leif Sebby

- Elmhurst College Lab Band - Gina Carlson, Trevor Hill, Clay Corso

- Morehead State University - Robert Barnes, Kyle Knepper, Kyle Mills, Kyle Smiley, Adam Cook, Ben Morris 

- Kellogg Community College - Tim Culver

- Harper College - Nick Keriazakos

- Western Illinois University - Wes Julien, Troy Nussbaum, Charlie Miller (soloist & composition)

- Roosevelt University - Connor Barnhard, Randall Watson, Pricille Ip, Miranda Sprague

- Central Michigan University - Kosta Kapellas, Brad Thompson, Lucas Keur, Sean Bradley, Kevin Schutte, Kyle Tomsich

- Purdue University - Will Cummings, Nathan Gasteyer 

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