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Community School of the Arts
Visual arts, theater and instrumental jazz are on the summer camp agenda at NIU. 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. Theatre Arts Camp Junior is scheduled July 7 to...
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...
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The NIU Jazz Lab Band, directed by Rodrigo Villanueva, will perform its last concert of the fall semester at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. The concert will take place at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall inside the Music Building. The Lab Band will perform a wide variety of styles within the jazz genre, including works...
MathGames!
Fareed Haque, professor of guitar in the NIU School of Music, will perform a faculty recital at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy. in DeKalb. Haque will perform with his new band, MathGames! A world-renowned guitar virtuoso, Haque recently returned from interstellar pan-dimensional time travel to bring “jazztronica”...
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...
Ron Carter
Ron Carter, professor of music and director of Jazz Studies in the NIU School of Music, has a long relationship with legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Carter is now featured in a video, produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center. An NIU institution since 1994, he serves as lead artist for the...
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Dancers “in the mood” for some big band music will want to check out the seventh annual “Let’s Dance” Big Band Weekend inside NIU’s Duke Ellington Ballroom. Presented by Just Make It Happen, Inc., the event takes place from Friday, July 20, through Sunday, July 22. Whether it’s Glenn Miller’s “Moonlight Serenade” or Count Basie’s...
Mark Colby
NIU’s Jazz Lab Band, directed by Rodrigo Villanueva, will perform its last concert of the spring semester at 8 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The concert will feature Chicago jazz legend Mark Colby on tenor saxophone. This concert will also serve as the official CD...
Victor Lewis
The world-famous NIU Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Ron Carter, will perform with guest drummer Victor Lewis at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. The concert is free, but ticketed, and the Holmes Student Center is accessible to all. Advance tickets can be reserved by...
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The NIU Latin Jazz Dance Party will take place from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. Join students, staff and faculty for a night of salsa dancing and musical performance by the NIU Latin Jazz Ensemble. Everyone will gather at 9 p.m. for salsa lessons. Appetizers will be...
Ron Carter
Jazz stands among America’s greatest art forms, boasting roots in the African-American culture and a foundation in the African tradition. So says Ron Carter, director of jazz studies in the NIU School of Music. Carter, who was named an NIU Board of Trustees Professor in 2009, will host a Board of Trustees Professor Seminar at...
Terell Stafford
Under the direction of Ron Carter, the nationally renowned NIU Jazz Ensemble will perform its fall concert with international jazz trumpet player Terell Stafford and School of Music faculty saxophonist Rich Moore. The music begins at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. The concert is free...
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