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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...
Summer camp: visual arts
Dance, visual arts, theater and instrumental jazz are on the summer camp agenda at Northern Illinois University this summer. These six-day residential camps for junior and senior high school students are scheduled in July. Campers work with faculty, alumni and students and gain a greater appreciation for the life of an artist. Dance Camp is...
Marianne Kim
Marianne Kim, a graduate student of jazz piano in the NIU School of Music, is celebrating recent and pending publication of her arrangements. Already on the market is the recent “I Have Heard You Calling in the Night,” a piano solo collection including Kim’s arrangement of “In the Garden.” “Contemporary Hymn Stylings,” 10 piano solos...
Anat Cohen
Advance purchase tickets are now available for an on-campus performance by world-renowned jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen, scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 Known for her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence, Cohen and her band perform on the Concert Hall stage in the NIU Music Building. The $20 concert ticket allows admission to two...
Mike Mixtacki
Michael Mixtacki, instructor of percussion in the NIU School of Music, provided vocals for a Grammy-nominated CD. Mixtacki, who teaches percussion, co-directs the Percussion Ensemble and directs the Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban Folkloric ensembles, can be heard on “Latin Jazz●Jazz Latin” by the Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet. The disc is nominated for Best Latin...
NIU Jazz Ensemble, 2013-14
Director Ron Carter and the legendary NIU Jazz Ensemble will perform its fall concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Rodney Whitaker, an internationally renowned bassist and Mack Avenue recording artist, is the guest artist. The performance is the last fall concert for Carter, an...
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,...
NIU Jazz Lab Band
Director Rodrigo Villanueva and the NIU Jazz Lab Band will perform their last concert of the spring semester at 8 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the Music Building. The band will perform an eclectic and dazzling program featuring two of the top jazz trombonists in the Chicago area: NIU’s...
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The legendary NIU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Board of Trustees Professor Ronald Carter, will perform its Spring Jazz Concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11. The concert, which takes place in the Duke Ellington Ballroom, is free and open to the public. Trumpeter Sean Jones is the featured guest. Born in Warren, Ohio, in 1978,...
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The Northern Illinois University Jazz Lab Band, directed by Rodrigo Villanueva, and the NIU U-Jazz Band, directed by graduate assistants Evan King and Matt Attfield, will perform their first concert of the spring 2013 semester at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7. The concert will take place at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the Music...
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JAZZ in PROGRESS, a community jazz group that performs at many local events, will play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, to support DeKalb Community Unit School District 428 music programs. The concert will take place at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road. Admission is free, but a goodwill offering will be taken...
MathGames!
NIU School of Music professor and guitarist extraordinaire Fareed Haque will celebrate 50 years of music and performance Friday, Jan. 25, at The House Café with performance and premiere. The jazz and classical guitar virtuoso was voted “Best World Guitarist 2009” by Guitar Player magazine, and is known for his long and distinguished career in music....
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