The 50th Annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival: February 23-26, 2017

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

12:30 PM High School Invitational
Thornridge High School
Oak Lawn Community High School
Whitney Young High School
Northview High School
Bloomington North High School

4:30 PM Denis DiBlasio, Dennis Mackrel, and Bobby Shew with the Elmhurst College Jazz Band

7:30 PM Gala Opening Concert: Dee Dee Bridgewater with the Elmhurst College Jazz Band

 

Friday, February 24, 2017

11:00 AM
College of DuPage - Big Band
University of Kentucky - Big Band
Whitworth University - Combo
Elmhurst College - Combo
Ashland University - Big Band
Trevecca Nazarene University - Big Band
Elmhurst College - Vocal Jazz
Kent State University - Vocal Jazz
Kent State University - Big Band
Millikin University - Big Band

7:30 PM California State University, Long Beach - Big Band
8:00 PM Feature Performance: Judges Jam Session featuring pianist Michael Abene, baritone saxophonist Denis DiBlasio, tenor saxophonist Pat LaBarbera, drummer Dennis Mackrel, bassist Rufus Reid and trumpeter Bobby Shew
9:30 PM Feature Performance: The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

9:30 AM Master Class with pianist Michael Abene, baritone saxophonist Denis DiBlasio, tenor saxophonist Pat LaBarbera, drummer Dennis Mackrel, bassist Rufus Reid and trumpeter Bobby Shew

11:30 AM 
Central Michigan University - Big Band
Harper College - Big Band
Taylor University - Big Band
California State University, Long Beach - Combo
Rock Valley College - Combo
Capital University - Combo
Whitworth University - Big Band
University of Illinois/Chicago - Big Band
Morehead State University - Big Band
Capital University - Big Band

7:30 PM
University of Kentucky - Big Band
Elmhurst College - Big Band

9:00 PM Feature Performance: The Patrick Williams Big Band

 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

11:00 AM
Joliet Junior College - Big Band
Elmhurst College Lab Band - Big Band
Northeastern Illinois University - Big Band
Western Illinois University - Combo
St. Xavier University - Combo
Purdue University - Big Band
Gustavus Adolphus College - Big Band
Roosevelt University - Big Band
Murray State University - Big Band

4:30 PM Feature Performance: The Bill Holman Big Band - Featuring an original composition by Bill Holman to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival

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