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Two Northern Illinois University music professors just received news that is music to their ears: They have been awarded prestigious grants to create distinctive new works for the small ensemble projects they lead. Greg Beyer and Geof Bradfield, both associate professors at NIU’s School of Music, have been awarded Chamber Music America grants: Beyer received...
Marquis Hill
Since 1938, the Pump Room has been a home for fine food, music and celebrities, including its most famous regular, Frank Sinatra. PUBLIC Chicago now invites the local community with warmth to celebrate the rich history and bright future of jazz in a place where it has already thrived. Jazz at The Pump Room will...
Lenard Simpson
Lenard Simpson, a sophomore from Milwaukee, was recognized as a 2015 Luminarts Fellow in Jazz during the Luminarts Cultural Foundation annual competition held Feb. 18 at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago. “The thing I enjoy most about playing is just the feeling of being free and putting everything else that’s going on behind me,” said Simpson,...
NIU Jazz Lab Band
NIU and DeKalb-area high school students join instructors from the School of Music every year for a trip to the annual Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria. The all-state event promotes life-long learning and leadership among music enthusiasts. In attendance are those widely considered the who’s who of high school and collegiate music programs across...
NIU Jazz Lab Band
The NIU Jazz Lab Band, directed by Rodrigo Villanueva, will perform two shows Tuesday, March 18, at the legendary Jazz Showcase in Chicago. Funds raised at the door will help the band produce its first live DVD, which was recorded in January at the Peoria Civic Center as part of the 2014 Illinois Music Education...
NIU New Music Festival 2013
There is something for everyone during this year’s NIU New Music Festival! Under the leadership of Artistic Director Gregory Beyer, and in collaboration with School of Music professors Geof Bradfield and Ryan Muncy, the festival will bring to campus two sets of guest artist ensembles and will offer three very different programs for audiences Tuesday,...
Dennis Mackrel
The nationally renowned Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of professor Ron Carter, will perform its fall concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, with special guest artist and drummer Dennis Mackrel. Saxophonist Geof Bradfield, a new School of Music faculty member, will join the band for what promises to be a night...
Geof Bradfield
Geof Bradfield, a composer and professor of saxophone in the NIU School of Music, will perform his new suite for jazz septet at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6., in the Music Building Recital Hall. “Melba!” is a tribute to the great jazz arranger and trombonist, Melba Liston (1926-1999), and was supported by a commission from...