Schedule

The 56th annual Elmhurst University Jazz Festival returns to Hammerschmidt Chapel, in-person. All sessions will also be live-streamed online. Tickets go on sale December 1, 2022.

Thursday, February 23

12:30 p.m. CST

  • High School Invitational
    • To Be Announced
  • Tamir Hendelman, Dennis Mackrel and Terell Stafford with the Elmhurst University Jazz Band (at approx. 4:30 p.m. CST)

Friday, February 24

12:00 p.m. CST

  • University Performances
    • Late Night Blues – Elmhurst University
    • Jazz Ensemble II – University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    • Elmhurst University Combo – Elmhurst University
    • Columbia College Fusion Ensemble – Columbia College
    • Lab Band – Elmhurst University
    • Jazz Ensemble I – University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

7:30 p.m. CST

  • BC bOp! Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Boston College
  • Featured Performance: Tamir Hendelman, Dennis Mackrel and Terell Stafford with the Elmhurst University Jazz Band

Saturday, February 25

10:00 a.m. CST

  • Free clinic/masterclass with Tamir Hendelman, Dennis Mackrel and Terell Stafford.

12:00 p.m. CST

  • University Performances
    • Hillsdale College Big Band – Hillsdale College
    • Wayne State University Jazz Band – Wayne State University
    • UIC Jazz Ensemble – University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Purdue Jazz Band – Purdue University
    • UIC Jazz Combo – University of Illinois at Chicago
    • University of Kentucky Mega-Sax – University of Kentucky

7:30 p.m. CST

  • Elmhurst University – Big Band “Jazz Band”
  • Feature Performance: Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band

Sunday, February 26

11:30 a.m. CST

  • University Performances
    • Harper College Lab Band – Harper College
    • DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble – College of DuPage
    • JJC Jazz Band – Joliet Junior College
    • Harper College Jazz Ensemble – Harper College
    • Large Jazz Ensemble – Roosevelt University
    • Calvin Jazz Ensemble – Calvin University
  • Featured Performance: John Pizzarelli Trio (at approx. 4:30 p.m. CST)

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